1. Connecting Communities through Action
2. River Valley Connections
3. Transforming the Landscape
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Events and Activities
Community and Volunteering
We are working with communities across the Trent Valley landscape and encouraging people to get involved with our projects through volunteering and participation in our numerous events and activities.
We are also supporting great community initiatives that meet our objectives through a Community Grants scheme.
Our Community Engagement Officer is working directly with volunteers, community representatives, a number of diverse community groups, and parish and town councils across the Transforming the Trent Valley area to strengthen relationships across and within the Trent Valley, ensuring a network of community groups and residents who have an interest in protecting and enhancing this unique and wonderful landscape.
We are encouraging community groups to plan and deliver projects within the scheme area which will benefit the natural, cultural and built heritage of the area.
These projects might include: building a wildlife area in a school garden, creating an arts trail along the River Trent, restoring part of a historic building or putting on an event to enable children to explore the great outdoors.
The deadline for the next round of applications is 25th July 2022.
Find out what projects have received a Community Grant, and what they have achieved.
We currently engage with many community groups in the Trent Valley area to build our relationships and networks with groups interested in the natural, cultural and built heritage of the area.
Regularly attending the Support Staffordshire Locality Forums
Attending the Zero Carbon Rugeley Community Advisory Group
Attending Trent and Dove Housing Horninglow and Eton forum and Kingfisher Project forum
Involvement in the Sustainable Uttoxeter project
Giving talks and presentations about the Transforming the Trent Valley scheme to local groups
Attending community events, fairs and festivals
The aim of the community engagement project is to involve people from all communities living in the Trent Valley so that they have gained a better understanding of the cultural and natural heritage by the end of the programme that they can carry into the future for the benefit of their local area.
Those who volunteer for projects during the programme will continue to make a difference, either by continuing to volunteer for one of the partner organisations, for a local community group, or by continuing on an individual basis e.g. as a citizen scientist, using the knowledge they gained through their engagement with the Transforming the Trent Valley scheme.
Community groups which receive a Transforming the Trent Valley Landscape Partnership community grant will get support to continue to develop activities and projects that further the aims of the Transforming the Trent Valley Landscape Partnership beyond the life of the scheme.
Nicola LynesCommunity Engagement Officer Support Staffordshire
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