We have had successful experiences both in the UK and abroad in developing the capacity of organisations and projects through practical support, advice and training to ensure they deliver a more efficient service and are sustainable. Please follow links below to see a list of clients and projects we have worked with.

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Clients in the UK

Ongoing projects:

Big Local Learning Cluster on Youth Exploitation & Violence
August 2018-Ongoing
We are delivering a Learning Cluster to 16 Big Local areas affected by youth violence and exploitation through four workshop events that include speakers, sharing good practise and learning as well as reflecting on challenges and initiatives across Big Local.

Working as community engagement advisor on Youth Violence to Greater London Authority (GLA)

 

Community Engagement Advisor on Youth Violence to Greater London Authority (GLA)
June 2018-Ongoing
Support ways to strengthen the GLA’s approach to community engagement on Serious Youth Violence.

Lambeth and Southwark Housing Association
June 2018-Ongoing
We are working with Lambeth and Southwark Housing Association in developing a Community Investment Strategy for 2018-21 by engaging with various stakeholders in the local area and training residents as community researchers. The aim of this work is to strengthen LSHA’s community engagement and enhance tenants’ involvement.

Curo Housing Association

May 2018-Ongoing

Community research Project – support to strengthen Curos community engagement in Foxhill in Bath.

Grahame Park Theory of Change Evaluation
May 2018-Ongoing
We are working with Notting Hill Genesis on the evaluation of a neighbourhood approach to a Theory of Change (ToC) that has been developed in Grahame Park. As part of the evaluation we are talking to local residents and a range of stakeholders to see what changes they have experienced in the area since the ToC over the past year.

CB1 Community
May 2017-Ongoing
Following initial facilitation of key stakeholder discussions and a summit in 2017 to develop a shared approach for CB1 development in Cambridge, we support the CB1 Community initiative on the CB1 Estate through community engagement work. Community Engagement and Project Coordinator Sam Kenward appointed in July 2018 to be based 3 days a week on the estate to work with residents, businesses and partners to further improve CB1 as a place to live, work and play. For more information about the initiative and the estate generally, please go to the CB1 Community website (hyperlink above).

Local Trust

November 2013-Ongoing
Big Local Rep for Wormley and Turnford, the Barnfield Estate in Greenwich, and Farley Hill in Luton.

 

Completed projects:

Arhag Housing Association
December 2017-September 2018
Assisting the in the creation of a Community Hub for migrants and refugees with Campbell Tickell.

Chalkhill Community Centre
June 2017-June 2018
Providing consultancy support to the centre to review current organisational systems, recruit trustees and provide support on a new lease. 

Cabe/Design Council

May 2017-March 2018

Built Environment Expert (BEE) – providing Community & Economic development support to communities, local authorities and developers involved in built environment projects.

Genesis Housing Association

June 2017-August 2017
Working with WSA Community Consultants, Grahame Park residents and stakeholders to develop and implement a Theory of Change for Grahame Park neighbourhood. You can see more about this in the video below:

Jain Centre Colindale

June 2017-September 2017
Carrying out community research and collating information to create a business plan for the Jain Centre’s community facilities in their new building in Colindale, North London

Genesis Housing Association

November 2013 – May 2017
Desk and community research to develop a feasibility study for a new community hub in Factory Quarter, Hammersmith & Fulham.

Colindale Communities Trust (CCT)

September 2014-May 2017
Interim Organisational Development & Business Plan

Genesis Housing Association

December 2016-April 2017
Developing and Facilitating Colindale Consortium
Neighbourhood Planning – Renaisi

September 2016-April 2017

Supporting a group in Ponders End to take up Neighbourhood Planning as a means to influence the future development and regeneration of their areas. The project was commissioned by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

Community Economic Development (CED) led by Co-operatives UK

November 2016-April 2017
Facilitating three coastal communities through their CED programme, designed for local community groups and organisations who want to take a lead in shaping their economies for the benefit of local communities. This is in partnership with New Economics Foundation, Locality, Community Development Foundation and the Community Development Finance Association.

Resident’s Consultation on Stockwell Hall of Fame, Campbell Tickell Associate

February 2016-March 2016
Working as part of Campbell Tickell for a consultation of residents, partners and graffiti writers to explore avenues for development.

Lift/Crisis Skylight Brent

August 2016-March 2017

Community Research Training for users as researchers

NHS Patient Voice Training

November 2016-January 2017
Working as associate of Just Ideas and WSA Community to design and deliver a face to face interactive training programme for Patients Voice volunteers in London

Assessment of Traveller and Gypsy housing needs in Waltham Forest with Cobweb Consulting

October 2015-January 2017
We worked with Cobweb Consulting to consult Traveller and Gypsy residents and local partners about housing needs within Waltham Forest.

Genesis Housing Association

April 2015-September 2016
Woodberry Down Mapping and Action Plan facilitation

A2 Dominion

June 2015-September 2016

Facilitation between residents and A2D to improve working relationships and develop a collaborative approach to improving the neighborhood.

A2 Dominion

March 2016-June 2016
Training for residents on diversity and conflict management

Peckham Vision

December 2015-June 2016
An organisational review to inform a stakeholders’ discussion about the future of the organisation

Neighbourhood Planning – Renaisi

November 2015-June 2016
Support urban communities take up Neighbourhood Planning as a means to influence the future development and regeneration of their areas. The project was commissioned by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

Southern Housing Group

May 2016
Research into the experience of Southern Housing Residents who are in low paid or part time work and how Southern Housing can work to support them.

Lift/Crisis Skylight Brent

January 2015-April 2016
Community Research Training for users as researchers for neighbourhood planning

Hyde Housing

May 2015-April 2016

Working as part of Community Collective for an assessment of community centers held by Hyde to explore potential other usage.

Community Development Foundation

July 2015-April 2016
Working in three London Boroughs to support the development of a ‘Community Voice’ as part of a multi-agency approach to reduce group and gang violence in London.

First Steps with Community Development Foundation and Locality

September 2015 – April 2016

Supporting two small community groups with developing action plans to improve their neighbourhood and plan for their future.

Dartford Big Local

June 2015-April 2016
Supporting the development of Tree Community Centre Business Plan

Community Economic Development (CED) led by Co-operatives UK 

July 2015-April 2016
Facilitating Innovative Vision through their CED programme, designed for local community groups and organisations who want to take a lead in shaping their economies for the benefit of local communities. This is in partnership with New Economics Foundation, Locality, Community Development Foundation and the Community Development Finance Association.

A2 Dominion

October 2015-November 2015
Planning and delivery of training on ‘Equality and Diversity’ and ‘Involving Everyone’ for residents

Queens Park Parish Council

February 2015-August 2015
Facilitation of meetings of Parish Councillors to build consensus and progress the Neighbourhood Plan

Cooperative Development Society

May 2015-July 2015
Development of Phoenix Place Community Hub Business Plan

A2 Dominion Housing Association

April 2015-June 2015
Research on Innovative Approaches to Customer Involvement

Tamil Housing Association

February 2015-April 2015
Develop and deliver training in Governance

Circle Housing Merton Priory

February 2015-April 2015
Evaluation of Community Fund with WSA Community Consultants

Voluntary Action Camden

September 2014-January 2015
Interim manager

Genesis Housing Association

February 2014-April 2015
Developing and Managing a Community Research Project

Inquilab Housing Association

February 2014-May 2014
Review of Community Development Strategy & Interim Community Development Support

Bengali Workers Association

February 2014-March 2014

Business Planning for New Community Centre

Circle 33 Housing Trust

November 2013-March 2014
Developing application process for Circle Anglia Foundation

Genesis Housing Association

November 2013-December 2013
Grahame Park – Capacity building small groups

Highgate Newtown Community Centre (HNCC)

July 2013-December 2013
HNCC – Business plan

St Pancras Community Association (SPCA)

July 2013-September 2013
SPCA – Business plan

Voluntary Action Camden

April 2013
Target HR – project evaluation

Network Housing Group

March 2013
External Funding Opportunities – The research was to investigate opportunities for attracting additional external funding.

Southern Housing Group

December 2012
Childcare Research – The research was to establish the degree to which childcare is a barrier to employment, and practical ways SHG can support residents to overcome the barrier.

Stepney Community Trust

November 2012
Organisational Review & Development Plan

Notting Hill Housing Association

September 2012
Business Plan; Bolney Meadow Community Centre

Big Lottery Fund – Talent Match

July 2012
Workshop Facilitation; London Partnership Development Meeting

Lift – Lifting Lives Lifting People

June 2012
Scoping Exercise and Stakeholder Engagement; Harlesden Community Garden

Highgate Newtown Community Centre

May 2012
Interim Community Centre Director

Camden – Transforming Local Infrastructure

March 2012
Community Centres; Bulk Buying Initiative

Genesis Housing Group

February 2012
Grahame Park Community & Economic Development Strategy

Merton Priory Homes

February 2012
Facilitation of Focus Groups for Community Fund Review

Hillside Housing Trust

December 2011
Employment and Social Regeneration Review and Forward Planning

Locality: Building Community Consortium

January 2011-December 2011
Evaluation of support programme for neighbourhood planning which is part of CLG’s ‘Supporting Communities and Neighbourhoods in Planning’ programme.

Woodberry Down Community & Economic Development Framework

January 2011-December 2011
Support & Facilitation of the Partnership to Coordinate Delivery

Priory Court Big Local Trust

November 2011
Partnership Facilitation and Development

Hyde Plus

September 2011
Development of Staff Pack on Monitoring, Impact Assessment & Quality Assurance

Centre 404

April 2011
Evaluation of Family Support Project

Priory Court Big Local Trust

February 2011
Mapping of Local Groups & Business

Partners for Improvement Islington

December 2010
Scoping & Needs Assessment of Residents in Islington

Quadrant Gardening Club

December 2010
Community Research

Newlon Housing Trust

October 2010
Evaluation of Community & Economic Development Activities

Genesis Housing Group

September 2010
Woodberry Down Community & Economic Development Strategy

London Borough Camden

August 2010
St Pancras Community Association Business Plan

Genesis Housing Group

July 2010
Grahame Park Community Centre Pre Business Plan

Engineers Forum Nigeria (EFN)

July 2010
Facilitation of Annual Conference

South Kilburn Partnership (SKP)

June 2010
Financial Inclusion Research

Sussex Oakleaf

May 2010
Training for Users in Committee Skills

NHS Wandsworth

March 2010
Training Users In Evidencing Outcomes

Hyde Plus

February 2010
Development & Implementation of an Impact Assessment Toolkit

Wandsworth Care Alliance

January 2010
Evidencing Outcomes Training

Christian Action Housing Association
Establishing a Social Enterprise to Deliver Estate Services