I help organisations to plan, fund and deliver projects that improve quality of life or strengthen the local economy.

My particular areas of knowledge are developing business communities, town centre vitality and developing community buildings.My part in projects can cover planning, research, finding funding and reports.

Recent Projects

Wiveliscombe & Area Business Group – Light Industrial Business Survey A survey of business needs across the 10 Parishes area of western Somerset. Business Survey results

Martock Community Partnership – Our Place Martock, Phase 1 Research into local people’s needs and potential solutions through re-design of health and social care services.

Wiveliscombe & Area Business Group – Business Showcase 2014 & 2015 Organising & promoting this local business promotion & networking event. xJunjGV8EZJHbhFpiYZ#BC6820

Wiveliscombe & Area Business Group – Home Based Businesses Survey A survey and report of small home-based businesses in a rural area.

Funding Successfully applied for £42,000 from a European fund for the Level & Moors tourism project, £10,000 from Awards4All, £7,000 from Locality for Neighbourhood Plan support and various grants from smaller UK funds. I have a good knowledge of what funders are looking for in applications, and what is currently available.

Relevant Voluntary Work Director – Seavington Community Shop & Cafe DSCF2092
I was a Director of the Association that planned, built and runs this successful community enterprise. My involvement was comprehensive for 3 years – from revising the build spec to reduce costs, to applying for grants and loans, training volunteers, establishing the supply chain, ordering and drafting policies & procedures. Making this project work just as the recession started has been a major achievement by all concerned.