Mark, Community Poetry Club
“I am super happy that I started and completed Carole’s Community Action course with City Lit.
To start with, there were a lot of modules about self-development which were good, but I wasn’t so sure what it had to with setting up a community project, but fortunately, it really did tie in well with the course.
The second half of the course was very much about the nitty gritty of setting up and running a community/grass roots project, of which I was able to take home many new skills such as issues of budgeting, funding, marketing, choosing the right status of the project (as in CIC, Ltd, small grassroots charity, etc) and actually running my project.
From the skills I accrued from the course, I am now running a community poetry club with my Housing Association which started last week and next week we are expecting a minimum of 11 participants.
With our chat about setting these grassroots projects up from scratch and turning them into a bona fide social enterprise, I am now on the look-out for potential business partners to make this a real project which developed from idea that started in the shower to something which could tangibly benefit my local community.
Back to top ︽