Read how your support helps provide grants to local community groups

Through our social enterprise model, we deliver professional environment, health & safety and quality compliance services in a competitive marketplace but instead of our profits going to shareholders, they’re gift aided into our charity, Newground Together, to support environment, social and community projects.

Recently, our charity, Newground Together, provided a grant to the Friends of Manor Fields Park Group. The project was to run for 8 weeks, with the aim being to raise levels of confidence in adults & improve mental health and wellbeing, whilst learning skills in the outdoors.

The grant went towards funding outdoor classroom sessions ran by a qualified forest school tutor within Manor Fields Park. The sessions have included a whole range of activities, and by the end of the project, all participants will be able to assemble a shelter, build a fire and cook a communal feast without help from the leader, who is just there for guidance.  Other parts of the sessions have also focussed on mindfulness practices and through engaging with the natural environment, attendees have felt more comfortable talking about issues that are affecting them.

Diane Cairns, Friends of Manor Fields Park Volunteer Trustee said: “Projects such as Woodland Confidence are beneficial to the local community as well as to the people they are aimed at. This particular project helps individuals gain confidence and new skills in a warm and safe environment. Overall, Woodland Confidence has been very beneficial, and the outdoor classroom, which is being used, will be of use to the local community for many years to come.”

When the project finishes on 4th November, the outside classroom will remain as it is so that the local community can access it and become more involved in the care and upkeep of the park’s green spaces.

The Newground Together Community Grant programme is open to residents’ groups and grass root community organisations in the North of England. For more information contact [email protected]

By continuing to support The Compliance People, we’re able to continue to provide the financial means to fund projects like this.