By raising awareness and building the capacity of communities to tackle rural disadvantage, the work of our charity is helping to make Leicestershire and Rutland happier, healthier, stronger and more resilient.
Our unique range of activities aim to benefit rural people, improve rural places, influence rural policy and raise the profile of rural issues and achievements across Leicestershire and Rutland.
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We work to improve the lives of people disadvantaged by living in a rural area of Leicestershire or Rutland by connecting them with others, helping to enhance their wellbeing, increase their economic prosperity and supporting them to be more active in their local community.
Our current work in this area includes:
Tackling loneliness and isolation through a Barista Coffee Van and an awareness training programme
Training, workshop sessions and talks to raise awareness of suicide and self harm
Awareness training, mood boosting sessions and outreach to help people improve their mental wellbeing
Reducing Rural Unemployment
Support for people living in rural Leicestershire to help them overcome barriers to accessing employment or training
We make rural areas more diverse, accessible and vibrant by helping to improve spaces where people meet and access services such as village halls, community buildings and outdoor recreation space.
Village and Community Halls
Advice, support and resources for people with the responsibility for running village halls and other community buildings
Advice and support for people responsible for managing playing fields and other recreation facilities
We actively raise awareness of issues impacting rural areas and provide a platform to celebrate and promote the people, groups and businesses that positively impact rural communities across Leicestershire and Rutland.
Quarterly e-magazine highlighting the impact of our work and showcasing community action across rural Leicestershire and Rutland
Rural Communities Week
An annual week of activity to share details about our work and the positive impact of people and groups in rural communities
Directory of facilities, organisations, groups and services based or working within rural communities of Leicestershire and Rutland