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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 20th August 2024 at 11:44am

To grow our social enterprise businesses which support young people to work, we will trial new projects to explore new revenue streams.

by Ameera Fletcher in Macclesfield, Cheshire East, United Kingdom

Cost of Living Resilience Fund donated match funding
Aviva Community Fund donated match funding
Cost of Living Resilience Fund, Aviva Community Fund are providing live match funding

Cost of Living Resilience Fund donated to this cause

Supporting social sector organisations to support communities struggling with the rising cost of living.


Aviva Community Fund donated to this cause

The Aviva Community Fund is backing the clever ideas that move communities forward.

Who We Are

Cre8 is dedicated to grassroots youth and community work. Our team includes three passionate youth workers who live and work on the Moss Estate, along with project staff and volunteers across Macclesfield. We provide a safe and supportive environment for all our young people.

Our Mission

We aim to deliver impactful youth work through qualified and experienced community youth workers. Our goal is to create a nurturing space where young people can thrive, not just survive.

What We Do

Our programs offer:

  • Education Support: Helping young people who can’t engage with mainstream schools to build skills and return to education.
  • Emotional Support: Offering tailored interventions, including one-on-one mentoring, to help young people develop essential life skills.
  • Volunteering Opportunities: For young people seeking employment but lacking formal qualifications.
  • Paid Supported Employment: Through our social enterprise businesses, offering valuable work experience.
  • Warm Spaces: Safe places where young people can find refuge and support.
  • Essential Services: Addressing the cost of living crisis with initiatives like our food pantry, run by volunteers and supported by local workers.

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Investing in Growth

We are investing in activities to grow our social enterprise businesses. By enabling our Enterprise Manager to focus on new development opportunities, we plan to:

  • Expand our vehicle washing business into new markets and reassess our pricing and client base.
  • Pursue new local contracts for small maintenance and gardening services, revitalising these service lines.
  • Enhance our youth work team’s capacity through comprehensive training, enabling us to support more clients effectively and sustainably.

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Trialling Innovative Projects

The funding will help us trial innovative projects with young people, such as:

  • Using vehicle washing to increase donations
  • Exploring new and creative income streams through our social enterprises

By investing in skill-building and finding new revenue pathways, we aim to strengthen our organisation’s stability and resilience.

Real Stories of Impact

During half-term, our young leaders supported the community through various Cre8 activities, including:

  • Volunteering: Helping at the Cre8 grocery and café by unloading, sorting, serving, and taking orders.
  • Primary Age Club: Setting up activity tables inside and games outside.
  • Fundraising Car Wash: Organising and running a car wash to raise funds for the CAMAS trip.

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Join Us in Making a Difference

Like many small charities, we face funding challenges as the need for our services grows. Your support is crucial in helping us realise our ambitious youth work programs and expand our social enterprise initiatives.

Be part of making change happen—support Cre8 today! Thank you!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£20 Reward

We will build a home made birdbox made by a young person - available for collection.

£100 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£100 Brew Bench

A custom made brew bench - original and made by young people - available for collection from Macclesfield!


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