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Category: Community Catalysts

Community enterprise project hits the radio waves

27th April 2022

Anna Tuck, Community Enterprise Catalyst in Cambridgeshire, hit the radio waves this week explaining how she can help you to set up your own small enterprise offering care and support to other local people. Anna works in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council and her support is free. Watch the video to find out more or … Read more

Giving back with our Small Good Stuff grants

8th April 2022

As a way of giving back and reinvesting in communities we launched a grant back in February for local people who run small enterprises offering care or support to other local people (we call these very small ventures, community enterprises). Our grant programme aimed to support the folk running these fantastic community enterprises through qualifications … Read more

Bev leaves the corporate world behind to launch her own community enterprise!

1st April 2022

This piece was originally published on 28th March 2022 by Oxfordshire County Council. You can read it on the Oxfordshire County Council website here. Tired and lacking fulfilment from her corporate career, Bev Martin knew she needed a shift in 2021 after years of high pressure had caught up with her. Now with a newly launched … Read more

Sign up to a FREE speed networking session in Central Bedfordshire – 24th March

17th February 2022

Running a community micro-enterprise brings fantastic opportunities for enterprise leaders to work creatively and flexibly but it does bring challenges in that it can be hard to get known. At the same time, we also know it can be difficult for frontline workers to find appropriate support for people that they work with. Central Bedfordshire … Read more

New beginnings and a new project in Islington

10th January 2022

My name is Rebecca and I recently moved to Islington to start a new role as the Community Catalyst for the borough. Our project is all about helping people with a learning disability to have more access to the community, and to have more meaningful choice and control over how they spend their day to day lives. … Read more

SaluteMyJob and Community Catalysts join forces to help develop community enterprises in Oxfordshire

15th November 2021

SaluteMyJob is a social enterprise serving the Armed Forces community across the UK by providing veterans and their families with meaningful employment and training opportunities for the next stage of their careers. SaluteMyJob has recently developed a new technology platform to help individuals from that community connect with ‘Forces Friendly’ organisations and to access the … Read more

Community enterprises transforming care in Wrexham / Mae mentrau cymunedol yn trawsnewid gofal yn Wrecsam

20th October 2021

Community power: community enterprises transforming care in Wrexham Wrexham is a traditional market town on the border of England and Wales. It is a place full of history and natural beauty, and it has a proud tradition of enterprise and production. It is a place where ideas, cultures and languages fuse – creating innovation. Wrexham … Read more

New Community Enterprise Project in East Cambridgeshire

28th September 2021

Community Catalysts is excited to launch a new 2-year project commissioned by Cambridgeshire County Council, working alongside their Care Together in East Cambridgeshire initiative. The project will increase the choice of care and support options for older people in the East Cambridgeshire area. How will the community enterprise project work? Anna Tuck has been employed … Read more

Meeting potential community enterprises in Oxfordshire

10th September 2021

Over the last month Catalyst, Anita Wingad has been out and about getting to know her local community and talking about the community enterprise project – supporting local people to set up community enterprises offering care and support to other local people. Anita attended the Summer Festival at Princess Diana’s park and met some wonderful … Read more

Seeking opportunities to work with the armed forces, families and veterans in Oxfordshire

10th September 2021

Local Catalyst, Anita Wingad is seeking opportunities to connect more with the local Armed Forces, families and Veterans to support them to set up their own small enterprises offering care and support to other local people. If you do have any contacts who may be interested in finding out more or connecting up please do … Read more