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Purple Shoots and the CORE Project

Posted on 26th January 2022 | Uncategorized
A new and exciting project, funded by the UK Government Community Renewal Fund, has recently started in the Cynon Valley and will run from January until end June 2022. The project vision is to enhance community wealth generation in the Cynon Valley. At its heart is a new cooperative working space, …

Get Levelling-up done

Posted on 29th September 2021 | Uncategorized
Levelling-up is declared as one of two pillars of current Government policy. The Prime Minister has said: “…talent, energy, enthusiasm and flair are evenly spread across the UK…it is opportunity that is not” I wouldn’t disagree with that – but I think I would go further. In the Welsh communities where Purple …

Pontypridd Town Council invests in Purple Shoots (Extract from a press release)

Posted on 14th June 2021 | Uncategorized
Pontypridd Town Council have invested funds into Pontypridd-based charity Purple Shoots. Purple Shoots tackles poverty, disadvantage, unemployment and social isolation through encouraging entrepreneurship and independence. One of the things it does to achieve this is “microfinance” – offering small, ethical loans to aspiring business owners to enable them to start or …

June 2021 Newsletter

Posted on 7th June 2021 | Company News
Dear Friends and Supporters It's just over 6 months since our last newsletter and when I wrote that one, I didn't expect that we would still be in a lock.down, and still struggling with all the restrictions that involves. However, the end could be in sight now and there is definitely …