Community Development
Community Development

Support from our Team

Whether your group is well established, just getting going or you have an idea to improve people’s health and wellbeing and want to start a new group, our community development team can support you and your community group or organisation.

At The Bureau we believe in a strength based approach to community development. The approach we use is Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) which does look at the world from the more traditional point of ‘what is lacking in a community’ but shifts it to focus to what is in abundance by way of its assets.

What is ABCD?

Cormac Russell, explains what Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) is.

Grant funding

NB – We are here and ready to help you through COVID-19. Our 2020/21 grant programme is currently being focused on supporting the community to respond, survive COVID-19 so our community can thrive.  Please contact Charlotte Winterbottom at The Bureau for more information about your organisation or group’s individual needs. 


Community Wellbeing Programme

Do you have an idea for a community health and wellbeing project or activity in Glossopdale? Perhaps you already run something and want to expand it?

This isn’t a traditional grants scheme! We have a grant pot provided by NHS Tameside and Glossop and we want you, the Voluntary and Community Sector in Glossopdale, to come to us with good ideas that you think meet the local needs and priorities and will make a big difference to local people and communities.

The  Community Wellbeing Programme is is not general grant funding for groups in area but focused on helping to reduce demand and dependency on social and healthcare services by connecting people to community-based activities and services to help improve their health and wellbeing.

The Community Wellbeing Governance Panel are currently looking for groups and projects that will meet the following priorities:

  • Improve health and wellbeing, particularly for people with long term health conditions
  • Reduce social isolation (lack of contact with people and society)
  • Reduce loneliness (emotional response to isolation – a lack of connection or communication with people)
  • Create mutually beneficial networks of support and resilience (including carers)
  • Support people with low mood, low self-esteem / loss of confidence
  • Support place-based working that improves lives in local communities

If you would like to know more, or think you have a project or idea that would meet this criteria, get in touch for an informal chat.

Get in touch

To learn more about our Community Development worker or the grants programme please contact Charlotte Winterbottom, Community Development Lead on charlottew@the-bureau.org.uk or 01457 865722.