Creative Sustainability is delighted to be working with the partnership and local communities to develop the community engagement strategy for the canal restoration project.

The successful outcome of the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) bid for the Cotswold Canal Connected (CCC) project represents an exciting opportunity for Creative Sustainability to bring the values of inclusion, empowerment and sustainability to many more people and communities living and working in the canal corridor through all aspects of the project for 3-4 years.

Creative Sustainability is a proud partner in the project and particularly due to the lead role in the bid development and submission, successfully implementing a community-led place-based application, the first of its kind for the National Heritage Lottery and heralded as a new best practice model by them. We have responsibility for coordinating the Activity Plan for Cotswold Canals Connected for key areas of community development:

  • Community Enterprise Development
  • Informal and Formal Learning
  • Pathways to Participation
  • Interpretation
  • Working with Nature
  • Volunteering In terms of actual delivery
  • Creative Sustainability is leading on the first four plans and will be leading on best practice in community-led, inclusive and sustainable partnership working.