We CARE about connections, conversation, and community.
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Making Connections
Building Capacity
Improving Wellbeing

Making Connections
Building Capacity
Improving Resilience

Our charity works to improve wellbeing, increase resilience, and tackle rural disadvantage across Leicestershire, Rutland and the surrounding areas.

We understand the role that simple actions like offering a cup of coffee, starting a conversation, supporting local voluntary action, and maintaining accessible community spaces can play in increasing wellbeing, resilience, and overall quality of life in rural communities. This is why we place these simple actions at the heart of our work to CARE for people and organisations facing issues and disadvantage in the rural areas we cover.

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Our Work

Changing Connections

Easing pressure on the NHS and other health services by helping people across Rutland and the Melton Borough of Leicestershire to build stronger connections and support networks within their local community.

Suicide Awareness

Working with people and groups across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to raise awareness and help to prevent suicide

Rural Coffee Connect

Using coffee and chat to build strong and lasting connections within communities across Leicestershire and Rutland.

HBBC VCS Partnership

Bringing together volunteers, community groups, and charities across the Hinckley & Bosworth Borough

Community Directory

Directory of community facilities, services and groups active across rural areas of Leicestershire and Rutland

Tackling Loneliness

Working with communities across Leicestershire and Rutland to tackle loneliness and rural isolation.

Mental Wellbeing

Working with communities across Leicestershire and Rutland to help boost peoples mood, mental wellbeing and resilience.

Be Safe Online

Training to help people get online safely, securely and to avoid online fraud and scams.


Helping people in rural areas overcome barriers to work, training and job search

Halls Together

Advice, support, and resources for village and community halls across Leicestershire, Rutland, Warwickshire and Solihull

Playing Fields

Administering and supporting activity on behalf of Leicestershire & Rutland Playing Fields Association

Our Impact

Our Impact

Rural Communities Can

Some case studies covering the positive activity and impact of people and communities engaged with our Charity across Leicestershire and Rutland

Impact Magazine

Read the latest edition of our quarterly e-magazine including stories, case studies and information about our recent and upcoming work

Our Annual Review

Read about the action we took over the last year including the overall outcomes and impact of our core projects on people and communities

By talking to people and listening to the issues and priorities they raise, we use our voice to represent rural communities on a number of important local and national partnerships. These include: