Projects

CNet has delivered a wide range of projects some of which can be seen on this page.

Duration: April 2018 - March 2018

Together We Are Bradford was a project run by CNet in partnership with West Bowling Centre and funded by the Home Office "Building A Stronger Britain Together" programme. The aim was to encourage dialogue and cooperation between communities in Bradford East, West and South to promote community cohesion by creating a Together We Are Bradford Community Network with representatives from different communities. The Network aims were to:

  • Nurture a common vision and sense of belonging
  • Appreciate, respect and value the differences between people of different cultures
  • Make strong and positive relationships between people of different ethnicities
  • Work together to promote equal opportunities for all in the community
  • Aim to make Bradford a better place to work, live and play

The project enabled community representatives opportunities to discuss, explore and share information and knowledge about their own communities in order to increase understanding and awareness enabling  communities to work together on issues of common concern, whilst accepting and respecting  each other's cultural identity

Representatives were also invited to participate in and contribute to existing strategic district forums via the Bradford District Assembly e.g. the Equalities Forum, Health and Wellbeing Forum and Community Economic Forum

Duration: July 2017 - August 2018

Groups and organisations working in the Toller ward eligible for the Well Bradford Small Grants Programme were invited to apply for funding to support initiatives that align to one or more of the Well Bradford action plan projects.

These included:

  • Families with children
  • Getting the right treatment
  • Healthy environment
  • Involving everyone
  • Promoting sustainable enterprise
  • Creating a Girlington Health Campus
    Applications are invited from local voluntary and community organisations based in or operating in the Toller ward for projects that address the following priorities:
  • Activities promoting self-care and wellbeing
  • Activities that connect communities together
  • Activities which have a positive impact on local people
  • Activities which can be a seed for local enterprise
  • Activities that develop the skills and confidence of local residents

Duration: December 2018 - March 2019

The aim of the “Our Neighbourhoods” project in Holme Wood was to encourage and enable communities and stakeholders to work together to bring about positive long term change and opportunities for residents.  We brought together residents, local businesses, statutory and non statutory agencies working in areas such as health, schools, police, council and housing to ensure that all voices had a say in shaping decisions and making plans for the future. Our approach was asset based community development, i.e. utilising local resources to achieve long term sustainable outcomes. Although this was a short term project, it built the foundation for a strong network that will strengthen the community, build resilience and make Holme Wood a better place to live, work and play.

The full report is available to download and read below. 

Our Neighbourhoods, Holme Wood - Full Report (pdf - 4200Kb)

Duration: September 2018 - September 2019

The Healthy Lifestyle Project was funded by Bradford City Clinical Commissioning Group and had a focus on the Living Well and Tackling Childhood Obesity Programme. Bradford & District Community Empowerment Network Ltd (CNet) were commissioned to deliver the project which included an initial piece of research as well as pilot interventions in the community.

Reports for both the Phase One Research and Phase Two Pilot Interventions can be found below.

Healthy Lifestyle Report - Phase One Research (pdf - 58299Kb)

Healthy Lifestyle Report - Phase Two Pilot Interventions (pdf - 53572Kb)

Duration: 2018 - 2019

The overall aim of the project was to discover how best the communities themselves and public services could help to prevent unplanned teenage pregnancies, and provide better information and support services to CEE/Roma young people, to enable them to make informed choices about their relationships and lives. 
 

Click below to read the full report.

Choices Young Peoples Project Report (pdf - 19501Kb)

CNet were commissioned to deliver the JU:MP Awards Programme in August 2019. The primary focus for the awards programme was on improving the health and wellbeing of children aged 5 – 14 and their families, through physical activity in North Bradford. JU:MP supported local communities and organisations to increase opportunities for children to be active.

The JU:MP Awards Programme was a lottery funded programme with Sport England and had research embedded throughout; testing innovative approaches in order to learn more about what works, sharing its discoveries widely and its approaches to physical activity.

The awarded projects included a vast variety of physical activities including play, dance, sports, martial arts, games, walking, cycling and exploring the outdoors.

A total of £75,000 was awarded to 22 projects from August 2019 till December 2020.

Greenmoor Big Local

CNet were the Local Trusted Organisation (LTO) for Greenmoor Big Local from 2013 till 2019. Over the 6 years we helped develop a strong partnership board consisting of local residents from various backgrounds. CNet services to the board went beyond administration duties to include guidance with developing and delivering projects, organising events and building confidence within individual board members.

The success of the project can be seen through the creation of the Greenmoor CIO who are now the LTO for the main part of the Greenmoor Big Local Programme. CNet will continue to work with the board by delivering the new anti-drugs programme for the Greenmoor area called Project YouTurn. CNet will remain the LTO for this project.

 

Duration: December 2020 - March 2021

The Diversity Insight Project was funded by Give Bradford. The key objective was to understand VCS organisations in terms of how their staff, board and volunteers are reflective of the communities they serve. To this end, a survey was designed via Survey Monkey (download below).

The survey was widely marketed to VCS organisations who were encouraged to participate by illustrating the following benefits:

  • Understanding how our organisations are reflective or otherwise helps us to focus future recruitment to communities we need to better represent
  • Better represented communities lead to better insight
  • A more representative membership gives a stronger mandate when campaigning on key issues
  • Mapping the issues and development needs of organisations helps infrastructure organisations to source, resource and target future support and training needs where it is needed. It will also give data intelligence to wider work being carried out by public sector partners
  • Quite simply better insight leads to better decisions for all of us

In total we received 100 returns which given the constraints and effects of Covid 19 we are impressed with.  Services are under a great deal of pressure with increased demands, funding uncertainties, staff problems, volunteer illness etc., so we appreciate all the people who took the time to share information with us.

Finally, we carried out an analysis of the data, a summary of the key findings can be downloaded below.

From the analysis we are able to determine which communities are most/least represented as well as priorities for future training and development needs.

Diversity Insight Survey (pdf - 535Kb)

Diversity Insight Results (pdf - 904Kb)