Welcome To Be Buckfastleigh

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Funding News

Good news for South Devon towns as Be Buckfastleigh gets two-year funding thanks to National Lottery players.

More details here.

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Hello Christmas

We are really excited to announce we have received HAF funding to deliver yet more exciting activity and delicious food for children and families with our partner organisations this Christmas holidays AND we are expanding to include Bridgetown, Totnes, Heathfield and Bovey Tracey too! Even more good stuff happening!

Watch this space for more details....
#makegoodthingshappen #HAF2021

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New Short Film

Watch our new short film about our free family activities project "Hello Summer" and hear Buckfastleigh parents talk about the impact it has on their families health and wellbeing.

You can view the video here.

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Who we are and what we do

Be Buckfastleigh is a Community Interest Company set up to tackle health, social, and economic inequalities in Buckfastleigh and other small rural towns. We aim to make Buckfastleigh a thriving and inclusive place for everyone, especially those in most need of support.

We provide a range of free activities and services which connect people to each other, to their community and to nature and the environment. Our ambition is to work with other small towns in Dartmoor and south Devon to demonstrate a sustainable, people-based recovery model that builds friendships and support networks, encourages people to try new things, improves peoples mental, physical and emotional health, and provides a route into training, volunteering and good quality, local work.

Our approach is to:

  • Deliver activities and services which engage, develop community, get people active
  • Target more complex issues by creating pathways into participation, engagement, volunteering, skill development and work
  • Deliver training, skills and personal development programmes to help people feel valued, involved, appreciated and respected
  • Create new “anchor” organisations, building on community strengths and identifying opportunities for economic growth and resilience
  • Develop a network of communities to provide an effective scale for addressing common issues
  • Build relationships with regional and national public and third sector bodies, and with research and policy makers, to develop a better understanding of issues affecting rural communities and identify opportunities for developing new approaches.
 
Our Board members are Dr Su Maddock (Chair), Ed Whitelaw and Pam Barrett.
Dr Su Maddock
Ed Whitelaw
Pam Barrett

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