Shared Future recently completed a major feasibility study into the development of an £800,000 community gym, and continue to work with the group to realise their vision for bring better access to opportunities for health and wellbeing to residents of a deprived area of Lancashire.
Jez Hall, one of our directors, is independently developing a project for Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO) to help introduce renewable energy generation into community-owned buildings, through a mix of crowdfunding, technical assistance and social investment.
This included running a workshop for a new borough-wide community energy group, inspired by co-operative principles. The group is looking to develop a major renewable energy scheme aimed at raising income to sustain not-for-profit organisations and their buildings.
Jez also previously contributed to the development of Building Success, an online toolkit produced by GMCVO and funded by the Big Lottery, to support community-led building projects.