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Commissioned by the Birmingham & Black Country Community Foundation, Wider Impact has been tasked with supporting Walsall based Jamia Mosque deliver an innovative Community Centre based on the deprived Alumwell Estate.

Wider Impact has been delighted to be invited by the Groundwork Lancashire West & Wigan Trust to independently evaluate its performance in relation to the delivery of the Future Jobs Fund projects.

Put together by the local Community 50+ Forum, the ‘Know Your Place’ Project, which aims to enhance community cohesion by re-alighting peoples’ knowledge and experiences, capturing local heritage in the 1920s onwards, has been operating within the Blakenall, Bloxwich and Leamore areas of Walsall.

For the past 5 years, local community activists within the Great Bridge Community have been campaigning to improve an area of land called ‘Haines Branch Walk’. The site runs alongside a disused canal side and the River Tame; linking the High Street retail area to Sheepwash Nature Reserve.

Commissioned by Stoke on Trent College / City Break Project, and funded by the Stoke on Trent Safer City Partnership, the report delivers several objectives.

Wider Impact Consultancy, Edwin Lewis