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1:1 Support for faith organisations across Cornwall

We work ecumenically, supporting individuals and organisations through our 1:1 to inspire, inform and signpost.

We provide 1:1 support to Cornish faith organisations.

We come alongside faith groups who want to take positive action and help them to become focused and effective.

This bespoke support can include anything from clarifying the vision of your project, developing (and sustaining) your project team, identifying prospective funders, developing consultation events in your community, organisational governance, finding data to support your work and help with evaluation.

Oasis Group

Case Study: The Oasis Centre, St Columb

One of the Projects that we have strengthened through our 1:1 support is The Oasis Centre in St Columb Major.

About the Oasis Centre:

The Oasis Centre is for individuals who are vulnerable or housebound, including those who are isolated, infirm, disabled or elderly. It also provides a service to people with moderate to mild mental health issues; people suffering with dementia as well as those who support them; people who are unemployed and those who are bereaved.

Oasis runs weekly groups including its popular Wellbeing Cafe: a weekly drop in centre for anyone, providing the opportunity to chat, have a hot drink, take part in arts and crafts, play table games, read the papers etc. The Wellbeing Cafe organises monthly mini-coach outings to favourite local places.

The Oasis Centre also runs a weekly Memory cafe and hosts Newquay Foodbank every Saturday morning and CAB monthly surgeries.

The Oasis Centre has a fantastic local and national reputation and in 2018 won the Silver Award in the Best Rural Project in England from the Christian Funders Forum.

How have Transformation Cornwall supported The Oasis Centre?

Transformation Cornwall have supported Oasis by providing advice on funding, governance, networking, project management and even developing opportunities to share their learning to inspire others.

One of the founders of Oasis, Pat Walton said: 'Transformation Cornwall have played a vital role over a number of years in giving us advice with things like managing, recruiting and training trustees. They also helped us understand how to run a project and very importantly they have helped us know where to go to get funding. Meet the funders meetings have been great..... Not only did they help with particular funding bids, but they also helped us develop a fundraising strategy. They have helped us to look long term and develop a three year plan. They just have really constructive ideas.’

Visit The Oasis Centre website here

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