1. Connecting Communities through Action (CCA)

CCA01 Community Engagement

Empowering local communities to make positive change.

Project Summary

We are working with communities across the Trent Valley landscape and encouraging people to get involved with our projects through volunteering and participation in our numerous events and activities. We are also supporting great community initiatives that meet our objectives through a small grants scheme. By creating a sense of understanding of, and commitment to, the Trent Valley, we are creating a long-lasting legacy.

Our Community Engagement Officer is working directly with volunteers, community representatives, a number of diverse community groups, and parish and town councils across the Transforming the Trent Valley area. Through these relationships we are extending our reach by supporting and enabling others.

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 for the benefit of their local area.

Those who volunteer for projects during the programme will continue to make a difference, either by continuing to volunteer for one of the partner organisations, for a local community group, or by continuing on an individual basis e.g. as a citizen scientist, using the knowledge they gained through their engagement with the Transforming the Trent Valley scheme.

Community groups which receive a Transforming the Trent Valley Landscape Partnership community grant will get support to continue to develop activities and projects that further the aims of the Transforming the Trent Valley Landscape Partnership beyond the life of the scheme.

Community Grants

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 March 2022.

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Community Grant Updates

Latest news about projects that have received a community grant from Transforming the Trent Valley.


Project Lead

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Nicola Lynes
Community Engagement Officer
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Transforming the Trent Valley


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Community Engagement Projects

Future Projects

Details of future projects to be delivered by Transforming the Trent Valley and its partners as part of the Community Engagement project will be posted here soon.

Current Projects

Completed Projects