1000 Lives and Community First held a joint event on 2nd December 2014.

We celebrated projects which have been funded over the last four years and thanked the Panels of local people who have made the decisions and managed the funding.

The event was hosted by Darren McIndoe Chair of the Burslem South Community First Panel at his Church – St Paul’s in Middleport. Howard Jones provided us with a tasty meal.

We heard positive and inspiring stories of  community action across the city which  have been funded by Community First or 1000 Lives community matched funds. These included Rumi Supplementary School, Grow It Cook It Eat It at Fenton Community Hub, Whitfield Valley Centre “Fun for Kids”, Pop Up Parties, Etruria Industrial Museum, Hope Springs in the Park in Cobridge, SCIPE hair and skin care project, and St Paul’s youth group.

At the event people were invited to share information about things they have to share and things they need on our Got It Want It wall. Here is what people want and what they have got. 1000 Lives and Community First event got it want it dec 2014

For more information about Community First in Stoke on Trent you can download a presentation here  Community First in Stoke

The 1000 Lives community matched fund panel announced the five projects which have been approved for funding in November 2014. For full details click here.