Community Hubs

Community hubs are projects created around a theme or a specialist topic. For example, it might be related to favourite pastimes such as sports clubs or historical societies or it might be centred around volunteering activities in the outdoors.There is no particular definition of a community hub, but projects will need to evidence details of the hub’s objectives, its activities, its members and keep records of meeting dates, agendas & minutes.

Feasibility Studies

Feasibility studies tell us whether an idea is viable, which means that it is likely to work both practically and financially, before it is properly tested.Studies undertaken will provide the background research for a specific problem or proposal and will finish with a comprehensive written appraisal of the issues.

They also provide the alternative solutions, the financial costings, a detailed risk analysis and recommendations for the next steps.

We can also fund smaller pieces of work including technical assessments, consultation and small-scale research.

The Local Action Group will publish plans for all stages of these studies, the activities undertaken and a final project report which presents the results of the study for any organisation to use or learn from.

Networks

At Reach we embed an ethos of collaboration, networking and partnership in everything we do.

Since we first started back in 2008, we have created networks of like-minded people and organisations to work with across a range of themes and special interest topics.

These networks help us to achieve our goals for engaging the right participants and stakeholders in all of our work.

They also help us to deliver the best possible projects which meet local need.

If you would like information on how to get involved with any of our networks please get in touch.

  • Brand New in 2016 – Rural Tourism Volunteers Network
  • Bridgend Sports Pavilions Network
  • Bridgend Community Centres Network
  • Bridgend Countryside Volunteers Network
  • Bridgend Local Food Network
  • Bridgend’s Heritage Network

Pilot Studies

Our pilot studies are trial projects. This means we can work with your community to test new ways of doing things. For example, one study might be about testing a service within the community to see if it has the potential to operate on its own, where another study might be testing out new uses for raw materials within the area such as forestry or farm waste.

Like all of our projects, it should be delivered in collaboration with a number of community groups and partners, we cannot directly support private research and development costs for a commercial enterprise.

The Local Action Group will publish plans for all stages of the study, the activities undertaken and a final project report which presents the results for any organisation to use or learn from.