Making More Voices Heard

We are particularly keen to hear from people whose voices aren't as loud or as often heard, as others. To help us achieve that goal, we set aside funding to support local voluntary and community groups.
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We support local voluntary and community group projects that help us reach communities and people with “protected characteristics”, as defined in the Equality Act 2010.

Through our Community Investment, we gain knowledge and understanding of more people’s experiences of local services, and the groups we work with are able to do more and also, in some cases, become more sustainable as our support leads to funding from other bodies too.

Over the last 18 months, we’ve funded and supported 14 local projects, covering a wide range of communities, from school and disability groups to homeless support and carers’ groups.

This report gives a snapshot of those projects.

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Making More Voices Heard