We are a charity supporting disadvantaged people and communities across Leicestershire, Rutland and surrounding rural areas.


We understand how making new connections, creating warm and welcoming community spaces, and supporting local voluntary action can improve peoples health, wellbeing, resilience, and overall quality of life. This is why we place these simple actions at the heart of our work to CARE for people and communities facing issues and disadvantage in the rural areas we cover.

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Our Work

We care about community

We CARE about Community

Warm Optimistic Well

Creating warm, welcoming spaces for people to connect and get creative to tackle the increased cost of living


Helping long term unemployed people in Harborough District and Oadby and Wigston find work


Helping people to access FREE 1-2-1 numeracy support in the Melton Borough of Leicestershire.


Running a Neighbourhood Mental Health Café in Syston for anyone struggling or in crisis with their mental health

Earl Shilton

Running a Mental Health Café in Earl Shilton for anyone struggling or in crisis with their mental health

Mobile Community Hub

Taking services and support out to rural communities in Hinckley & Bosworth via our mobile hub

Community Woodlands

Engaging communities in the creation of new community woodlands across the National Forest

Voluntary Sector Support

Bringing together volunteers & community organisations across the Hinckley & Bosworth Borough

Halls Together

Connecting and supporting the people managing village halls and other rural community buildings

Community Development

Delivering community development across the Harborough District

Rutland Coffee Connect

Connecting people with support form Citizens Advice Rutland

Little Cup of Joy

Connecting people over a cuppa to help improve their mental health and wellbeing

Our Impact

For our size we make a huge difference

Impact magazine

The latest edition of our quarterly e-magazine including stories, case studies and information about our work

Annual Review

The action we took over the last year including the overall impact of our work on rural people and communities

Our Voice

Together we can influence change

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:

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