Community Unity

A Community Volunteer Pilot Project from Devon Communities Together

How Community Unity can help you:

  • Building stronger links across the community.
  • Organising volunteer recruitment and training.
  • Working with external organisations to deliver new opportunities.

How you can help your community:

  • Get involved with new volunteering opportunities.
  • Learn new skills and make new friends.
  • Help your friends and neighbours build an even stronger community.

This pilot project is working with three Devon communities: Holsworthy; Lynton and Lynmouth; and South Molton. Chosen as representative of a range of population size, geographical spread, and location in relation to major towns and infrastructure.

Working with groups and organisations in each community, the project is helping to forge new links and encourage unity and collaboration. It is providing access to training opportunities for voluntary groups and individuals, especially young people.

The project aims to help these dynamic, well-connected and thriving communities build a support structure that will encourage them to think of themselves as a unified team, ready and able to assist their friends and neighbours with support across a wide range of opportunities and issues. It will also equip them with the tools and skills required to make them better prepared and resilient to events such as freak weather, or minor emergencies such as power cuts.

We’ll also help each community develop and strengthen its links with the statutory bodies, agencies and blue-light services that already serve them. Some of whom will also provide training and access to facilities for the project teams, for the overall benefit of the community.

The project is a pilot to test the concept for a potential future roll out across the whole of Devon and Cornwall. It will run for fifteen months from March 2017 and is supported by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Devon and Cornwall Police, in support of their Citizens in Policing Strategy.

Registered Charity No: 1074047
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