Community Engagement

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At Eat Sleep Ride CIC, community engagement is at the heart of what we do. Our programs and initiatives are designed to foster a sense of community, support marginalised groups, and promote sustainability. We believe in the power of community to drive positive change and are committed to making a lasting impact. We invite you to join us in our mission to empower and engage communities.

Cultures in Bloom
Celebrating Scottish Refugee week and LGBTQ+ Leap Festival

Overview

Henna by Ava 12 year old volunteer

We create inclusive and supportive environments where individuals can learn, grow, and thrive. We engage with local communities through a variety of programs that promote personal development, social cohesion, and environmental stewardship.

Supporting Marginalised Groups: We provide targeted support to marginalised and vulnerable groups, ensuring they have access to our programs and resources. Our inclusive approach aims to break down barriers and offer equal opportunities for all.

Sustainable Practices: Sustainability is a core value at Eat Sleep Ride CIC. Our initiatives promote sustainable living and environmental awareness, helping to build a greener, healthier community.

Youth Volunteers
Face painting and fun

Youth Programs: We offer a range of activities for young people, including monthly youth club, social excursions and alternative education programs that provide valuable skills and qualifications.

Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers play a crucial role in our community. We welcome individuals who want to contribute their time and skills to support our programs and make a difference.

Community Events: Our versatile event space provides a venue for community gatherings, workshops, and social events. We host a variety of events designed to bring people together and strengthen community bonds.

Environmental Projects: Our projects, such as the sensory garden, nature walks, and organic farming, promote environmental sustainability and provide hands-on learning experiences.

Training and Workshops: We offer training sessions and workshops that cover a range of topics, from leadership development to environmental conservation, empowering individuals with the knowledge and skills to drive change.

Animal welfare is a fundamental aspect of our operations at Eat Sleep Ride CIC. We ensure that all animals under our care receive the highest standards of treatment and care. Our programs include regular health checks, tailored nutrition plans, and holistic care practices to ensure their well-being.

We are continually looking to develop and enhance our facilities and services to better serve our community and animals. Current developments include:

Expansion of our facilities to support rewilding, platform for youth enablement and creating a circular economy approach by collaborating with local businesses.

Implementation of new, sustainable farming practices to support our environmental goals.

Introduction of advanced training programs for staff and volunteers to improve personal and professional competencies.


Theory of Change

Our theory of change model - how we make a difference to our community and our benefactors

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Depending on the funding available, we offer a range of free spaces for training and courses for children, young people, families and volunteers. Referrals from parents, schools, local councils, social workers and NHS can be taken, please contact us via email or phone.

“There’s something very peaceful about being present with kids, with no pressures or expectations on anyone. Just facilitating them being themselves, which in this world must be very difficult.”