11 Oct Good News Stories from our Community Builders (3rd October – 16th October) – SAVS
The Community Builders held a joint event at Shoebury youth centre to launch the first small sparks event. Small sparks is a scheme that through a simple application process awards small amounts of around £100.00 in the wards where the community builders work, with a plan that a small amount can grow into great things.
In the first of 3 events, the Community Builders, SAVS and Shoeburyness Residents Association hosted the first small sparks workshop. This was attended by residents, community groups and other partners who play, work or live in Shoebury. We looked at the great things that are going on in Shoebury, what is on offer for the community and any gaps that we could consider starting to improve the lives of people. We also connected people and ideas together to encourage future partnerships.
The event was well received and we are looking forward to receiving applications and ideas for the community to make it stronger and more connected.
Watch out for the next events in Milton and Victoria wards coming soon.
The first Small Sparks event was a great way for people to learn about local services and groups available, it also provided the opportunity to meet some of those professionals in a relaxed atmosphere. Rob commented, “I feel it ran very smoothly and the activities were a great way to see some of the ideas the small sparks finding could be used for.”
Chiquitta Bruce, the Community Builder for Milton Ward added “The session was a great opportunity to get people to think about the resources that Shoebury has to offer. It prompted people to review local amenities and also look at how these resources could be used in different capacities to benefit the wider community.”
Kayleigh Wilkins, the Community Builder for Victoria Ward said “Rob’s event was a great way for people to learn about local services and groups available and meet some of those professionals in a relaxed atmosphere. I feel it ran very smoothly and the activities were a great way to see some of the ideas the small sparks finding could be used for.”