Mission statement : The Hangleton and Knoll Project exists to work in partnerships with residents to access and develop opportunities and resources and to facilitate positive change as identified by the residents of our communities.
The broad aims of the charity
- To assist and support existing community groups and to work with local residents to set up new groups as they are required by the community.
- To act as a facilitator for external services wishing to provide services to the community residents
- To promote and support the development of community buildings, parks and open spaces.
- To encourage the participation of local residents in all forms of voluntary activity, education and employment which may improve the quality of life in Hangleton and Knoll.
What makes the Project so special?
- Our Trustees have many years of knowledge and experience and a passion for the local community. In fact the Chair & Vice Chair have been involved with the project since it first began and, along with the majority of the trustees, are themselves members of the community.
- There is now a strong Community Infrastructure in Hangleton & Knoll that has developed with the support of the project.
- There have been many, many Community Groups (too numerous to name) that have been established over the years with the support of the Project. Many of these are still going strong and benefiting the wider community today in a variety of different ways.
- We employ staff members who are themselves local residents who were initially supported as community activists & volunteers within the community.
- Our origins and development from within the community means we are uniquely positioned to effectively bring together a wide range of activities; including community development work, detached and project-based youth work, and the provision of IT training, to improve the quality of life for our area's residents.
- We are privileged to have a high level of resident involvement in all the Project’s activities
- We are innovative, flexible and always willing to try new approaches for the benefit of the wider community.
- Still going strong after 36 years, the Hangleton and Knoll Project provides a model of good practice for how a community is able to effectively develop and manage its own resources.