The Community Foundation is a new entity in Shropshire, and over the course of 2021 and 2022 we will be rolling out many initiatives.  We have set ourselves a list of objectives and things that we would like to accomplish.  Some of these will be new initiatives spearheaded by The Community Foundation, some of them may be initiatives where we will look to work in partnership with others to help achieve them, and some will already be underway and managed by others, but we will look to see if there is a way that we can become involved and add value to their work.

The objectives we have set are:

  1. To create a group of Ambassadors who can promote the work and initiatives of The Community Foundation across the county.  (You can learn more about our Ambassador’s scheme here)
  2. To assist with the development of  Charity Networking Group, allowing charities to come together to share thoughts, ideas and best practice
  3. To create a database of all relevant charities and social enterprises in the county.  This will be created on an ‘opt-in’ basis
  4. To create a signposting directory of support that is already available to the sector, but may not be widely known
  5. To offer a system of support to enable collaboration between different organisations on funding bids to strengthen the sector
  6. To facilitate a programme of training and workshops to strengthen the offer of individual organisations
  7. To create a signposting database for skills matching between the private and Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sectors
  8. To create a matching platform for volunteering