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Cre8 Youth & Community Programme

Community Development

We want to develop the allotment and community garden in the area behind St Barnabas Church, as a shared space for everyone to enjoy.

Total received £6,648.27

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About this cause

Cre8 Youth & Community Programme is a small local charity working with young people and their families in on the Moss Rose Estate in Macclesfield since 2005. Cre8 has grown to be a significant part of the neighbourhood and now employs a number of full & part time staff, as well as volunteers, running a variety of projects 7 a social enterprise business. Our projects include music making activities, youth clubs, one-to-one sessions to support & encourage engagement with education, overnight trips & residentials, bike workshops, outreach work to support the hardest to reach, most vulnerable young people, & giving young people employment and work experience to encourage them into work. Cre8's work is aimed at empowering young people in the local area to make change happen for themselves.

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How this cause brings people in the community together

Garden will be open for 2 sessions a week & one-off days. Also youth clubs, toddler groups, addiction groups & over 50’s lunch clubs will use the area. We will target specific vulnerable, isolated, disempowered groups/people where Cre8 has an existing high reputation. Preparing/sharing food after each session will encourage healthy eating, social interaction & greater understanding of one another.