New programme aims to reduce poverty and inequality

A new £4m programme aimed at reducing poverty and inequality through the growth of social economies has launched, with a call-out to social entrepreneurs and organisations to get in touch with their business ideas.    LARCH, which stands for Local Access Redcar & Cleveland and Hartlepool, is part of a £33m enterprise development and blended […]

What are the LARCH Area Based Panels and what is their purpose

Area based Panels oversee the local operational plan for LARCH and provide local intelligence, advice and representation to inform grant and social lending decisions.  We have one area based panel in Redcar & Cleveland and one for Hartlepool to ensure each place is well represented.  The panels are at the heart of LARCH’s ideology and […]

Major investment will grow region’s social economy to tackle inequality

A multi-million pound investment in our region will tackle inequality by boosting the Tees Valley’s social economy. Organisations in Redcar & Cleveland and in Hartlepool are to receive a share of a new £33 million investment programme launched today. The Redcar & Cleveland and Hartlepool area is one of only six UK locations to be […]