The get started project originally ran from 2014/15 funded through Efficiency North’s for good fund. It was essentially a pilot scheme that we are hoping to refine and improve. Previously we focused very much on getting groups off the ground in the area and that is something we very much hope to continue. However the renewed focus of Get Started is to help these groups get to a point where they are self sufficient and can do things by themselves for themselves. This will allow them to govern themselves more efficiently and have a greater influence in the local area.
Outside of the community groups we are also looking to assist small community enterprises or cottage businesses get off the ground. Although most of this will be done by sign posting and offering basic help.
The people working on the project are not experts and don’t claim to be. But if we can’t help you we will do our best to find someone who can offer you the support you need.
The project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund Awards for all for 2016/17.
To learn more about the project click here