LARCH will enable local people and communities to “Thrive” through:
High quality education
Excellent training, work and enterprise opportunities
Shifting our social & economic culture toward social enterprise and community ownership
LARCH will build on the existing community assets including:
Local loyalty and sense of community
Passion to bring about positive change
LARCH will work to overcome local social issues including poor quality housing, food and fuel poverty and debt.
Keeping as much of the money as possible within Hartlepool and Redcar respectively
Wanting to use all processes, actions and investments to empower and enable local people – learning, enterprise and employment
The importance of repayment to ensure an enduring fund
Use the LARCH funding to leverage in other mixed funding and investments
Wanting to nurture a community ownership culture / “sharing” economic models and community-based support for the project and its investment
Fair and impartial
Identifying and supporting those least likely or able to get assistance from other sources
Take an honest, pragmatic and accountable approach
Wanting to open opportunity for all those able to demonstrate secure social value outputs because of the finance (not just specific / conventional community enterprise structures)
Keep focusing on Social Value for the respective towns – and be outcome focused in every possible way, for example being CARING, KIND AND COMPASSIONATE.
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Enabling local people and communities to thrive through a vibrant, inclusive, resilient and economically productive social enterprise and community ownership sector.