Northgate Project, supported by the charity TakeOff, brought individuals from the Northgate ward in Canterbury together to support them to share their interests and skills with one another.
The Derby West Indian Community Association ran Healthy Active Lives with the aim of building stronger connections within the community. The project received a two-year grant from People’s Health Trust, having also received funding in the past.
The “Together We Can” project was part of the Bridge Mentoring Plus Scheme, a charity that supports vulnerable people of all age groups in the area. The drop-in enabled people to make social contact, while accessing general advice and support.
The Moving On project provided weekly creative workshop sessions for disabled people organised by the Rainbow Sunshine Company. Group members took part in music, dance and drama-based activities, then performed several shows for local audiences.
Keighley Urban Meadows is a community group promoting the shared ownership of the local environment and community development. They set up the Foster Garden project with the aim of saving a local community centre from closure.
Run by the youth charity Yellow Door, the Youth Bus at Waterside Skate Park provided a safe space for young people aged 11 to 25 to socialise, have fun, learn and increase their wellbeing.
Café Chat provided peer support and friendship for local people on the Isle of Skye. Evaluation shows it helped address mental health problems, social isolation and loneliness and developed social connections within the neighbourhood.