Partnership is catalyst for community support

A partnership is supporting budding entrepreneurs by breathing life into their ideas for helping older or disabled people do what they enjoy and giving them what they need.

Denbighshire County Council has teamed up with social enterprise Community Catalysts to help kind-hearted people realise their dreams to helping older and disabled people.

The programme gives support to Denbighshire residents in the south and central areas of the county who are looking to set up their own very small enterprise to help those in need or also bring closer the things that give enjoyment.

Community Enterprise Catalyst for Denbighshire Fabrizio Donati said: “This is a really exciting initiative to help turn local ideas into real successful small enterprises, bringing help and enjoyment to the older and disabled Denbighshire residents.  I am proud to be leading the work and meeting so many big-hearted residents with lots of great ideas to help move forward.

All community micro-enterprises aim to make a difference to the lives of local people. They have eight or fewer full-time staff or volunteers, are independent of any larger organisation and are set up in many different and creative ways such as: sole trader, partnership, small business, social enterprise, charity or voluntary organisation

Fabrizio added: “Community Catalysts runs a development programme which offers a friendly and supportive point of contact to explore ideas. We will give support to develop your community micro-enterprise. Our role will also give you practical information on regulation, training and opportunities in the health and social care sector and we can direct you to other organisations who can help.”

Councillor Bobby Feeley, Lead Member for Well-being and Independence, said: “We are really pleased to be working with Community Catalysts to help bring more support to the older and disabled population. This is a great programme to also really help entrepreneurs turn their ideas to bring needed support to people into reality and I look forward to seeing these initiatives come to life through this partnership.”

For more information about the project and how to get involved, contact Fabrizio Donati the Community Micro-enterprise Catalyst on 07787 436 199 or fabrizio.donati@communitycatalysts.co.uk

You can also visit the Denbighshire Community Catalysts site by clicking on the below.

https://www.communitycatalysts.co.uk/project/denbighshire/

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