Community Projects

Safer Communities CIC gets involved in lots of community activities and initiatives across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

We specialize in delivering or supporting projects which help to make Staffs a safer, happier, healthier and nicer place to live.

So far we have supported young people through delivery of Princes Trust courses and providing Street Stadia sports activities to young people. We have also helped people to live healthier lives through the Family Food and Fun Programme and feel more connected to their local area through the Coffee Station project at Newcastle. We help Staffordshire Fire and Rescue to promote their free community facilities and have complimented this through the Safer Communities Pledge and Tamworth Community Garden.

To find out more about projects that we are running at the moment then please select an option from the drop down menu.

If you are a community group and would like Safer Communities CIC to support your goals then get in touch with us.
This summer, Girl Guiding Staffordshire hosted their international camp called Unity supported by a donation of £500 from Safer Communities CIC.

The week-long camp is held every four years and offers guides the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities around the theme of “#inmyelement”. This included STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), adventure and traditional camp activities. This camp was planned by volunteers including the “Service Team”. Safer Communities CIC made a donation of £500 towards the cost of the activities.
The Service Team was made up of 85 members of Girlguiding aged 16 – 26, from across Staffordshire, as well further a field including Aberdeen and Southampton. The Team gave up their week to help run this camp; which included activities such as: entertainment, security, running a crèche, helping with emergency procedures alongside office duties. The group were split into five making the duties more manageable and giving opportunities to give back to our local communities by completing three projects at different locations across Staffordshire.

One of the projects for a team was at Rocester Church, spending a full day in the pouring rain (the only rainy day this summer) clearing the pathways up to and around the church, making it more accessible for users. This work was completed in record time and made a huge difference to the grounds.

Whereas another project with two teams spent the day at Valley Primary School in Oakamoor. They transformed the garden into a more friendly and colourful environment for the students. This involved adding educational images around the garden area and using old tyres to create additional seating, they even uncovered a pond that had been lost to weeds.

The third project was at Briar Hill Nursing Home in Rugeley where two teams spent a full day reclaiming and developing a sensory garden for the residents. Working closely with the residents ensuring they were involved in the planning and design. They made wind chimes using cutlery, adding bright colours onto the previously plain items in the garden,and created new planters at various heights for those with mobility issues.

Sian Osbourne, Service Team Core Member, stated:
We’d like to thank the Safer Communities CIC for their kind donation towards our community projects. We would not have been able carry out any of these projects without the financial support provided. The support for our community projects enabled volunteers to benefit three different groups within the communities of Staffordshire. “
Sian Osborne,, Service Team Core Member