WaCoCo promotes the social and economic wellbeing of the people Waterloo by supporting the sustainability and effectiveness of local community and voluntary organisations through drawing in funding, encouraging local partnerships and networks, and increasing their voice on local issues.
Local business raises over £6.5k in 2018 for Coin Street Community Builders' projects
Waterloo-based management consultancy, Gate One, has, in less than months, raised some £6,700 for a very grateful Coin Street Community Builders to allow it to run community-building projects. It achieved this not-inconsiderable sum by running a simple, but generously-supported, series of events such as a Christmas raffle and a pub quiz aimed at staff and clients.
This business' support for CSCB projects extends beyond fundraising to include free vocational training, and moral support: a number of its consultants have volunteered as mentors and delivered skills-based workshops to young entrepreneurs.
Mention should be made of CSCB's Upgrade Yourself Programme, which works with young people to help them reach goals which may have been seen before as being unattainable. The programme runs tailored activities for 16 to 30-year olds and early intervention from 12 years upwards.