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By Rainbow Community Trust[ incorporating the over 50s association]
RCT is a small community centre providing affordable and essential facilities for all charitable organisations. We will be promoting capacity building, empowerment and volunteering.
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We are trying to establish a community base for our project. We need capital funding in two phases: a] Refurbishment to the tune of £30k b] Furniture , fittings and equipment £10k c] An ICT suite £10k We will be running the following facilities and projects from the base: A meeting, exhibition and events venue A club for those over 50 Music classes for young people Supplementary education classes for those underachieving Ramblers clubs for our members and service users Keep fit and health clubs for women ,[including culturally sensitive] sessions] Healthy living projects for older people [e.g Diabetes, Cancers, healthy eating] Advice and information sessions for local people Run ICT and digital literacy courses Run financial , budget and debt management courses Run generic and specialist advise and information sessions Run festivals, cultural functions and community events Organise holiday trips,campings and outings Organise family and disability networks
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
We will add value by increasing essential and affordable community facilities by establishing the " Empower-Community Hub". We will help those who are on low income. Help those over 50 , often overlooked and need specialist services. We want to promote self-help, volunteering and inspire the local community through our projects. We want to promote specialist projects for Women, Refugees and Ethnic Minorities. We want to give voice to those socially excluded and marginalised. We want to create opportunities for all sections of the community and help to ease the pressure on local public services. We want to create community cohesion by work with different sections of the super-diverse population in East London. We want to promote partnership working between different agencies. We want to help with implementing findings of the "Redbridge Fairness Commission", "London Poverty Profile" and the "GLA" and create opportunities for those facing disadvantage, poverty and inequality.
Steps to get it done:
Enhance self-help, community empowerment and community cohesion
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