Small Good Stuff goes from strength to strength
In September Community Catalysts launched a new website called Small Good Stuff www.smallgoodstuff.co.uk
‘Small Good Stuff aims to help small community initiatives and enterprises to get going and keep going. It also helps people who need care or support to link with available local community enterprises’ Angela Catley, Community Catalysts
Community Catalysts already works through local partners to help enterprising people and community organisations to offer care and support to local people. Over the last few years we have worked directly in lots of communities including Nottinghamshire, Wigan, Hertfordshire, Worcestershire, Ayrshire and Southwark. Despite this we get really frustrated that we can’t support small community enterprises everywhere – especially as we often get calls for help from some amazing and sometimes desperate folks across the UK. We turned this frustration into energy and used it to develop Small Good Stuff.
Since the launch we have been delighted to see some amazing community enterprises join our gang. Folks like:
Bodster, a small community interest company on the Isle of Wight who help people, develop communication skills, and self-esteem by linking them with horses
aebal Leisure, a Notts based venture that helps people with a learning disability and/or mental health problem to get more active
Your IT Now, a Somerset based enterprise that helps people to learn to use the internet, computers and tablets
We now have 147 members, over a 100 of whom have used the site to create their own free web page. If you’re running (or planning to run) a small community organisation that offers people in your community care or support, need some help or just want a quick and easy way to get a place on the web – get yourself registered.
If you are looking for a care or support provider who offers something a bit different – take a look at what the folks on Small Good Stuffcan offer