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Projects

Coronavirus update

Updated 27.11.20 - Due to the coronavirus pandemic, some organisations have altered the way they run their projects. You will find more details on their respective pages.

We are working in partnership with several organisations to deliver projects as part of our vision to create integrated, empowered and inclusive communities in Walsall. These projects aim to improve social mixing and break down barriers to integration in different ways.

 

If you have any questions about our projects, please get in touch with us.

Prince's Trust

The Prince’s Trust are running sessions for young people aged 16 to 30. They are looking to engage with young people in Walsall, particularly in disadvantaged/hard to reach areas.

Walsall FC Community Programme

Walsall FC Community Programme are running cohesion workshops, using football as a medium, to help groups understand differences and cohesively come together with a common purpose.

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Deaf Support and Sign Language Cafes

Deaf Support & Care Services’s project aims to encourage social mixing and integration by means of sign language cafes, and other bespoke events.

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Faith and Belief Forum

The Faith and Belief Forum are a national organisation working with Walsall for All to deliver two projects: Walsall Community Dialogue Project and the Walsall Community Recognition Awards. 

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Urban Hax CIC

Urban Hax’s creative project will create new and lasting bonds across local communities and the experiences gained by taking part will ripple to friends, families and neighbours.

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Nash Dom CIC

Nash Dom CIC have delivered their project Cohesion through Football and are now working on the Welcome Pack and Buddying Scheme.

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Walsall Community Transport

Walsall Community Transport are enabling integration and social mixing within our communities by providing free transport to people and local organisations. Transport can be a significant barrier, particularly for disadvantaged groups. Individuals and organisations are encouraged to take up Walsall Community Transport as an opportunity to offer trips and visits, in order to break down barriers. For more information visit: https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/walsall/business-guide/feature/walsall-community-transport/

UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools

This project will enable local schools to employ rights-based approaches with young people.  This has a demonstrable impact on integration in some schools as young people are included and feel respected. We are threading this offer to schools with other complimentary projects including School Linking and the Arts Project.

Kicsters

Originally delivered by the National Youth Agency, “Your Voice Now” recognises young people’s potential as change makers and encourage them to develop social action projects. Kicsters have taken over this project and the opportunity continues to be open for any young people who would like to become Youth Ambassadors.

Caldmore Village Festival

Caldmore Village Festival are planning to organise a one-day event in Walsall, which aims to value all the cultures of Walsall and to provide the opportunity for communities to come together from across Walsall to celebrate diversity and its rich cultural heritage.  

Walsall Creative Factory

Walsall Creative Factory runs a number of activities at their community arts workshop in The Butts, including an Asian Elders drop in on Wednesdays, Geeks Art Club on Mondays (an integrated group supporting teenagers and young adults with learning disabilities) and Homeless and Vulnerable drop-ins on Fridays. 

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Youth Connect

Youth Connect run detached/outreach and centre-based youth work in local areas in the South locality of Walsall.

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Manor Farm Community Association

Manor Farm Community Association have chosen sport as a way to bring communities together. They are keen to involve both adults and younger people. They will be using the Manor Farm venue as a place for people to come together.

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Black Country Innovate CIC

Black Country Innovate are working with Walsall for All on the Saltmine Theatre Project “In Their Shoes” and the Walsall Hate Crime Reduction Initiative. 

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brap

brap are working with Walsall for All to deliver The Pledge - and ensure that a wide range of organisations sign up. They will provide follow up support for the participating organisations to implement objectives and ethos of the Pledge. Individuals and organisations are invited to take part by signing up to the Pledge and embed integration into their work.

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Walsall Arts for All

In partnership with Arts Connect, a high-quality arts and cultural programme is being delivered, with a focus on identity, culture and diversity through a range of immersive arts experiences for young people and their parents/carers, teachers and schools. A Development Manager has been appointed to drive the project locally. The programme was formally launched through an inter-school competition on 26th June 2019 at Forest Arts Centre. Click here for further details about the project.

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The National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups

The National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups will ensure Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities have a clear voice in the Walsall for All programme and the council regarding their challenges and needs. This will strengthen service provision, increase understanding in Walsall of these communities, resulting in reduced tensions and negativity towards them.

Completed projects

Project completed

Accord Housing – Age Matters

Accord Housing – Age Matters’ lunch club brought together older people from different communities to socialise whilst enjoying a nutritious meal. The project also promoted digital inclusion and worked on an intergenerational project. 

Project completed

St. Paul's Church

St. Paul’s Church in Walsall Town Centre used their worship space to offer a series of community film nights, which explored the cultures, faiths and histories of the various communities in Walsall and beyond.

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