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Reckon YOU could

do it better

Get your hands on £500 to £5000 to do something good for your community. 1625ip’s Cashpoint project is giving out grants to groups of young tenants who want to set up something for their own community.

Yeah right. No. Seriously.

Questions you probably want to ask: How many people should be in the group? Ideally we would like about eight people to work together. What do you mean by community? Does it mean I have to set something up where I live? It can mean your local area or where you live - but community could also be a cultural, or any other kind of group, that you are a part of or feel connected to. The group can have a sum of money to set up whatever they think would be useful (for themselves and for others). What sort of thing could I do? Well - it’s really open but here’s some ideas to get you started: • plan a music event or an exhibition • do up a communal area to improve where you live • set up a service like a coffee morning for young mums • start an enterprise selling things you’ve made • start a campaign.... Whatever the idea is, if you can get a group together we could help you find the money. Do we get the money ourselves? No sorry! We need the money to go to a registered organisation BUT you and the group will have control over the money and work out what you want to spend the money on. If you’re part of a youth group they could help you apply. If you are not connected to another organisation then we can help get a Youth Worker to work with you. Can we just spend it on ourselves like plan a holiday or a trip? Not really as this would not benefit other people!

I want in! If you’ve got an idea you want to talk to someone about, get in touch with your Support Worker or contact Mel melanie.lavin@1625ip.co.uk or call 0117 317 8800. 19

ipeople Winter 2015 Issue 12  

The quarterly magazine for service users and supporters of 1625 Independent People.

ipeople Winter 2015 Issue 12  

The quarterly magazine for service users and supporters of 1625 Independent People.

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