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Sunday Blog by Karen

Posted on 13th November 2022 | Uncategorized
These thoughts came out of this morning’s service at church (https://www.citizenchurch.org.uk/) – but non-Bible people please read on – this is just about a deeper understanding of the people we work with. The sermon was based around the account in the Bible of Jesus healing a paralyzed man (Luke 5 v17-25 …

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 …