We are a charitable society for the benefit of the community and membership is open to supporters and users of our services.
Do you share our aims for community empowerment?
Do you support our co-
All Members have equal voting rights (one member -
Membership costs £1 for a single share plus £1 per month supporters’ subscription.
The £1 per month subscription helps with our basic operation and enables us to apply for grant funding as a democratic charity.
You can also support our work by adding a donation.
Regular (monthly donations) enable us to support our volunteers and in-
There is a saying along the lines of if you give a person a fish you will feed them for the day.
But if you teach them to fish you will feed them for life.
At Community Empowerment we take this a stage further by saying that if you help community to build a
fishing boat then you help the whole community to feed itself.
That's the philosophy the underlines our charitable work.
Building community solutions for
We call it "mutual-
communities working together to help not only themselves but others as well.
It's a very powerful solution!
We operate Empower-
We apply mutual-
For instance in tacking unemployment we look for shared solutions.
In enterprise creation we favour Co-
We encourage 'asset locks' wherever appropriate to protect community generated assets.
We welcome social entrepreneurs with community minded motivation but seek ways to involve the community, employees, customers or services users or other stakeholders as appropriate.
We strive to develop sustainable enterprises for sustainable communities and to create new employment
The barriers to our work and often for those that want to develop and work in such social enterprises
is often lack of relatively small amounts of monies.
For instance: The long term unemployed people coming together to create their own employment opportunity might have the skills, ideas and motivation to do so-
but lack the startup 'capital' to get going.
In many case the required amount is less than £1,000 but Banks
and other leaders do not offer acceptable solutions.
Even if they could find a willing lender at reasonable rate of interest, the idea of entering into such debit can terrify.
For such small sums, a philanthropic gift would be our preferred solution.
At the present time, our work with ore-
We do what we can but our resources are limited.
We need donations in order to continue our charitable work and to help people to help
themselves and others.
If you agree with our philosophy, would you please provide us with a donation today?
You can donate via PayPal.
You either make a single donation or set up a regular payment, the choice is
Either way your generosity will make a real difference not only to the individuals that helped
directly but also the communities that share in the benefits.