Our New Name

We have now changed our name from Shropshire RCC to Community Resource.

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Julia's Top 10 of 2021

Published: 20th Dec, 2021

Julia's Top 10 of 2021


Last year Community Resource CEO Julia Baron shared her '20 Highlights of 2020' to give an update on what we'd been doing and also to shine a light on the positive moments in what was a very challenging year. As the end of December fast-approaches it she felt apt to once again focus on the positive, especially as we are seeing out another year with uncertainty of what the next will hold.

10. We launched our Charity Trustees Network, offering peer support, advice and guidance to people involved in the governance of a charity or community organisation.

9.  We were able to safely meet with members and supporters at our in-person AGM in November.

8.  We continued to explore ways to work virtually, including with other charities and community groups through our Wellbeing Resource Hub. Initially devised as a place for mutual support during the pandemic, the Hub has developed into an area for members to connect and explore joint working initiatives.

7.  Two members of staff – Finance Assistant Kelly and Project Officer Nickie – reached the impressive milestone of 20 years of service.

6.  A grant from the ARG Recovery Programme meant we could invest in new mopeds for our Wheels2Work project, which helps people to travel to work if they have no access to a vehicle or public transport.

5.  We started to host in-person events again, with a grant from NHS Charities Together enabling us to expand our falls prevention events – Functional Fitness MOTs – into Telford for the first time.

4. Working with Oswestry Community Action (Qube), and as part of the Shropshire Infrastructure Partnership, we have recruited a new team to support the voluntary sector through volunteer brokerage, training, grants and funding advice (keep an eye out for more information on how they can support your organisation!)

3.  This year's Warmer Winter Appeal has so far reached almost £10,000, which will allow us to help at least 40 local households facing fuel poverty (if you'd like to donate you can do so here).

2.  We launched our new name and branding! It was a long journey to get here but it has been extremely well received and so worth all the effort.

1.  I am immensely proud of all the work we've done and continue to do, but the sheer speed and scale of the programme to recruit and manage Covid volunteers, plus the impact it has had on people across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin means that this project gets the top slot.

I would like to thank our staff, trustees, our regular volunteers and the hundreds of other people who have supported us over the past year. 


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