Joint working in the Black Country between Near Neighbours and the Together Network

Joint working in the Black Country between Near Neighbours and the Together Network

Henry Ford once said "Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."

This week, saw an exciting joint event organised by our colleagues at Black Country Near Neighbours, who invited us (their local CUF Joint Venture Transforming Communities Together) to take part. We both work very closely together to build flourishing communities locally.

The event highlighted to an audience of around 30 grass roots workers and activists, some of our work and how they can apply for both Near Neighbours funding and Together Grants.

We also highlighted Places of Welcome (www.placesofwelcome.org) as an excellent way to help build friendships and communities. Both Black Country Near Neighbours and Transforming Communities Together work together to help a wide range of churches and other groups start Places of Welcome throughout the Black Country. This is after Thrive Together Birmingham were so generous in sharing this valuable resource with us  – another benefit of the Together Network!!

Author: James Henderson

Date: 21 May 2015

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