This project will seek to actively engage the residents of the Trent Valley in the Landscape Partnership - enthusing them about the project aims; encouraging them to get involved through volunteering in the projects; enhancing the Transforming the Trent Valley outcomes by supporting additional community projects; and, overall, engendering a new sense of understanding of and commitment to the Trent Valley that will leave a lasting legacy.
It will achieve this through a Community Engagement Officer who will work with communities, community groups and parish/ town councils across the Transforming the Trent Valley area and through a Community Grant scheme to help fund new contributory community projects. The post holder will also manage the Citizen Scientist and Tales from the Riverbank projects.
The aim of the community engagement project is to involve people from all communities living in the Trent Valley so that they have gained a better understanding of the cultural and natural heritage by the end of the programme that they can carry into the future.
Those who volunteer for projects during the programme may well continue to make a difference, either by continuing to volunteer for one of the partner organisations, or for a local community group, or by continuing on an individual basis e.g. as a citizen scientist. Community groups which receive a Transforming the Trent Valley Landscape Partnership community grant may continue to develop activities and projects that further the aims of the Transforming the Trent Valley Landscape Partnership beyond the life of the programme. The Transforming the Trent Valley Landscape Partnership can be seen as a starting point for lifelong appreciation of and involvement in the cultural and natural heritage of the Trent Valley.
We are encouraging community groups to plan and deliver projects within the scheme area which will benefit the natural, cultural and built heritage of the area.
These projects might include building a wildlife area in a school garden, creating an arts trail along the River Trent, restoring part of a historic building or putting on an event to enable children to explore the great outdoors.
The deadline for the next round of applications is 25th February 2020.
|Have you heard about our Community Grants Scheme?||Nicola Lynes (Community Engagement Officer)||22 November 2019|