Save Cobridge Community Centre

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Save Cobridge Community Centre

Scipe, ChameleonWM & CCMA By Scipe, ChameleonWM & CCMA

Three non-profit organisations have come together to save our local community centre which is at the heart of a vibrant and diverse community. With your help we can raise £50,000 and save the centre!

Stoke-on-Trent Idea stage

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Who are we?

Chameleon WM CIC - have experience of engaging and working with young people as well as developing arts training and motivational training. (www.chameleonwm.co.uk)

Cobridge Community Multicultural Association (CCMA) - a charity based in Cobridge who have 30 years experience and expertise in understanding the older generation and its cultural heritage and strong work ethic. (www.ccmacobridge.co.uk)

SCIPE CIC's objectives are to engage communities, parents and mixed heritage children in consultation to develop meaningful activities and shape services that matter to them. (www.scipe.org.uk)

All three organisations are involved in community engagement and the synergy between us means that we capture an intergenerational mix across all sectors of the community. We all have experience in facilitating workshops, project managing and running events.

What we'll deliver:

  • Re-open the centre
  • Engage the local community to help renovate the space

Why it's a great idea:

In September 2013 the Cobridge Community Centre closed it's doors. Reopening will be a fresh start and new lease of life for the area. We have reached out to the local residents, from school kids to grandparents, listened to their ideas and vision for how the centre could be used. It has been inspiring and exciting to hear your feedback. With your help and support we can reach our target.

Just some of the uses for the centre we have identified:

• Raising awareness, workshops about health
• General health checks & community nurse
• Complementary therapies
• Provide a respite/day care facility
• Teaching workshops from an intergenerational perspective
• Organise events and activities
• Emotional Wellbeing Program
• Provision for mentoring and coaching
• Social functions and private hire

Maybe you are looking for a venue for a special occasion such as a wedding or birthday party, or that you want to run or take part in activities at the centre, or that you want to support a local cause

Steps to get it done:

  • Enabling the local community to play a key role in the centre's renovation and future
  • We've already won the bid, now we just need to raise the extra £50k needed to reopen the centre

We went through a rigorous application process and a discounted offer was accepted. Our expertise in community engagement and the ability to add social value was accepted as match funding. Therefore, to complete the transaction we need to raise an extra £50,000.

Check out our recent interview in an article from the Staffordshire Sentinel: http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Help-bid-reopen-centre/story-20051025-detail/story.html

Location Stoke-on-Trent

Stoke-on-Trent has 4 other projects and £355,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Site of the existing Community Centre, by Grange Park

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