Our charity is excited to announce a brand new initiative in Beaumont Leys to help develop new community groups in the area.
The initiative is a partnership between De Montfort University's Square Mile, Beaumont Lodge Neighbourhood Association CIO, Sure Start, UR Choice Young People's Project and ourselves.
We aim to help seed-fund a minimum of ten new community groups in the Beaumont Leys area thanks to the support of De Montfort University's Square Mile who are providing the funding, developmental support, and other assistance to make this initiative happen.
Beaumont Leys is a disadvantaged ward with very few community groups operating in the area when compared to other wards. We envisage that this initiative will be a stepping-stone for groups who struggle to find money, free-space and support to get themselves going. We aim to develop groups so they are ready for further funding and are able to help more local residents of Beaumont Leys.
Through the Square Mile project, De Montfort University offers a wide range of projects, which focus on raising aspirations of local school children, improving the health of the community and transforming spaces across the city centre.
Working a range of innovative projects provides students with a unique opportunity to put the knowledge they learn on their degree course into practice, and strengthen their CV while honing the skills employers look for.