The Community Matters Partnership (CMP)


A1 - Title in original language
The Community Matters Partnership (CMP)

A2 - Title in English
The Community Matters Partnership (CMP)

A3 - Location of GP (national)
UKCommunity Matters Partnership logo

A4 - Location of GP (regional)

A5 - Economic field of activity
S Other service activities

A6 - Ultimate purpose of GP
To enable cross sectoral working
To enable adaptation to new realities
To provide amenities for local people

A7 - Spatial scale

A8a - Start date
Registered as CIC (Community Interest Company) in October 2010, started trading in January 2011

A8b - Anticipated end date (if applicable)

A9 - Short description of the GP
CMP pulls together prviate and public sector organisations to work together to address the pressing need of the local community.

A10 - Key words relating to the GP
Profit/no profit partnership / coooperation
Training / mentoring
Network creation

A11 - Objectives of the GP
To bring together as many local organisations as possible to address local issues.

A12 - Activities that have taken place
Fundraising, volunteering, sharing of ideas, sharing of resources, sharing of expertise, bringing the whole community together.

A13 - Achievements of the GP
Being the first organisation to bring together private and public sector organiations to work in partnership; to be self-financed; won BBC award for social entrepreneurship; received Big Society nomination; won Social Vision award; raised over £100,000 for local charities; delivered 40,000 volunteering hours in the community; enabled businesses to share skills with not-for-profit organisations; created relationships between private companies and charities.

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