Real Ideas: Connected Schools

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Harnessing underused school facilities to catalyse community activity

Organisation type

Employment and education


South West

Award date

June 2016

Key objectives & Outcomes

Grant purpose

A grant to work with eight schools to support communities of staff, pupils and parents to create new community businesses which address local community needs.

Engaging young people

Working to secure a new generation of community business leaders and empowering young people to create lasting change.

Community cohesion

Allowing schools to develop meaningful, sustainable and dynamic relationships with their communities and bring people together for mutual benefit.