Stronger Together will bring together up to 40 people (charity workers, Trustees, volunteers, faith and community leaders) from diverse communities: east London, Peterborough, Ipswich, Thetford and Bury St Edmunds to share learning (including outdoor) and exchange cultures, produce community art: poetry, collaborative mosaics and a final exhibition (including website and digital publication) all designed to strengthen community cohesion and inter-community and inter-faith understanding.
Migrant and refugee community groups will work alongside more traditional settled community and faith organisations. To develop community spirit and a 'Stronger Together' ethos and energy, FIVE meetings will take place at Big Society Community Hubs hosted by partner organisations in Barking, Peterborough, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Thetford and possibly further afield (we have strong links with Portuguese social enterprises).
We will co-ordinate, evaluate and develop, and look to showcase regionally and nationally.
The Stronger Together project looks to create new and exciting projects that are led and run by people from diverse local communities. It will focus on actions that are positive, creative and inclusive for the whole community. Instead of focusing on what is missing or causing problems, Stronger Together concentrates on what is possible. We work with community members to improve the area they live in by supporting them to kick-start new projects and activities and develop their ideas into long-term projects.
As part of this work we look into the assets available to each community, such as: