The RCC is involved in a wide array of projects across Leicestershire & Rutland. Our ability to provide quality support in such a variety of differing areas is one of our great strengths.
Below you will find a summary of the initiatives that we are currently involved in. many of these require volunteer involvement, so if you are interested in lending a hand please get in touch.
Whilst all of these projects are currently active, you can also take al look at some of the initiatives with which the RCC have been involved in the past by following the link below.
The Sustainable Harborough Challenge is a new programme of activities designed to encourage behaviour change in the Midlands Market Town of Market Harborough, to significantly improve the environmental sustainability and resilience to climate change of the town,especially for vulnerable members of the community.
The project wll capture learning from our experience that will be disseminated through a number of mechanisms for the benefit of other Market Towns across the Country.
The Programme will be achieved by bringing together over the next 5 years, all sections of the Market Harborough Community, through a variety of projects so that through participation, training, shared thinking, increased knowledge, better use of local resources and increased local skills, appropriate action can be planned and taken that will enable the community to adapt to changing environmental conditions, economic pressures and pressure on services.
We are aware that some transport services in rural areas of Leicestershire & Rutland may have been (or are potentially going to be) changed or cut due to financial constraints. Where this has taken place there may be opportunities to introduce or initiate more flexible transport provision through locally run transport schemes.
A need has also been identified in some Parish Plans recently for specialist transport needs such as transport to healthcare, for access to work or for younger or older peoples' social needs.
In order to get a more accurate picture of transport needs and provision across the county, the RCC are running 2 surveys, one for Parish Councils and community groups to tell us who provides community transport in their area and one to enable individuals to tell us what their transport needs are.
Please follow the link below to access these surveys. We greatly value your feedback on these issues.
Big Society Network
Calor Free - Fuel disadvantage
Calor Free is a project to help people living in rural areas where there is no mains gas who spend more than 10% of their income on fuel to heat their home.
Older People Consultation Charnwood
The RCC and Age Concern have been asked by Charnwood Borough Council to carry out a study to find out what it is like to be an older person living in the Charnwood Borough. Consultation exercises are being undertaken among groups in Wymeswold, Queniborough, Cropston and Loughborough.If you live anywhere in Charnwood and wish to comment please complete the questionnaire below.
- Older People In Charnwood (HTML, 153 Kb)
Rutland Community Spirit
Rutland Community Spirit is a community project serving Rutland, providing support and advice to vulnerable people through volunteers and partnership work.
Also in Rutland, the First Contact Scheme is a multi-agency initiative that allows practitioners to make referrals through a single recognised process.
Suicide Awareness Partnership Training
Funded by the Big Lottery, the Suicide Awareness Partnership Training (SAPT) project aims to increase the awareness of good emotional health and mental well-being, and to reduce the stigma of suicide.
For any community project trying to get off the ground, it is inevitable that funding will be required. The RCC Funding Service and the Funding Information Pack are now available to RCC members only.
The RCC organises competitions to encourage villages to undertake new projects and to maximise the use of existing services and facilities.
Please contact. Tel: 0116 266 2905 or email www.ruralcc.org.uk.
A network of village websites.