Over £13m of benefits were generated during the first ten months of construction phase, despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Working with local resident associations on the production of a newsletter
- Supporting a community gardening project
- Supporting clean streets and tidy-ups, through litter-picking and window-washing
- Supporting vulnerable residents, with transport to hospital and donations of food
- Promoting sustainable and healthy eating through spinach seed distribution
- Supporting local care workers with care packages
- Supporting local events, such as winter fair and school Christmas celebrations
- Financial support for a ‘young city reads’ project
- Delivering a public art project
- Regular community meetings and communications via text, phone and web
- Actively supporting local employment
- Local training programmes, apprenticeships, upskilling adults, providing opportunities for young NEETs and ex-offenders
- A focus on local procurement and supply-chain
- Supporting local businesses and community groups with business advice and networking opportunities
With more than £13m in social value already achieved, the project is on course to meet its aims by delivering a development which benefits the community it serves in a meaningful and measurable way.