Who It's For
If you’re a Doncaster based community group, Community Interest Company (CIC),charity, or anything in between, Community Wealth Builder is here to support you. From that first spark of an idea to a fully-fledged organisation, we can provide you with everything you need for the journey ahead.
What is Community Wealth Builder
Community Wealth Builder is a project within the Well Doncaster Team which aims to support the sustainability of organisations within Doncaster that offer support and services to local residents in our communities. We recognise that these organisations are the backbone of our community and have the ability to offer local jobs for local people while generating income for and within their community, resulting in community regeneration opportunities. Does this sound like you? Then we want to help!
How we help you?
By supporting and strengthening the Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector (VCFS) with free of charge, help and advice. Our services include:
Upskilling organisations through a fully tailored range of support including training, networking and collaboration opportunities,
Supporting start-ups with advice, information and guidance
Researching suitable funding opportunities and support to apply
Improving sustainability in the sector
And so much more
Don’t take our word for it
Read what our members have to say about Community Wealth Builder
‘Having someone to call and brainstorm some ideas with and knowing they will be able to find some funding for us to apply for, is so valuable’
This is Me
‘Someone to explain the process in a clearer way and understand our needs. There were so many bank accounts out there we were not sure which was the best one. Community wealth builder helped us pick the right one and then helped us write our funding bids’
Ann’s Willing Tees able
Finding out about the different funding out there and meeting other community groups in the networking events brings us closer in the community’
Bobby at Community Wealth Builder has given us invaluable advice. He's been with us at every step while we set up our Youth Group. He's always at the end of the phone or email to answer any questions we have and has helped us fill in a number of official documents. We appreciate all his help.
Danielle & Kirsty – Woodlands Youth Group
We were delighted to be awarded the community wealth builder grant and the coronation celebration pack. The grant will allow us to purchase more plants, wildlife shelter and garden furniture for our community garden. We hope that not only villagers will enjoy the garden but that anyone passing through the village on foot or bike or by car can stop and enjoy it. We would encourage other community groups to get involved with the Community Wealth Builder programme.
Ruth Roche – Skelbrooke Community Action Group
How do I get involved?
There are many ways in which you can make contact with us but the easiest is to complete the ‘Become a Member’ form and a member of our friendly team will be in touch within 48 hours.
We will arrange to meet you either in person or online so that we can get to know all about your organisation or idea, we try to keep things as informal as possible and will work with you to create an action plan to support you to achieve your short-, medium- and long-term goals.
What will the Action Plan look like?
Your Action Plan is unique to you but will set out basic information such as:
Your dedicated officer’s name, contact number and email address
Login details for the Members Area of the website
Links to useful websites
Dates of forthcoming networking opportunities
There will then be information which is bespoke to you, such as:
Links to funding opportunities which are matched to you
Links to suitable bank accounts
Links to information sheets about legal structures