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Case Studies

Breakheart Community Project

Breakheart Community Project Ltd (BCPL) is a registered charity whose trustees are volunteers drawn from the local community. The charity has secured and established the 55 acre site known as Breakheart Quarry in the hills above Dursley, Gloucestershire, as a recreational and educational area for the benefit of the inhabitants of the locality and continues to maintain and manage the site for this purpose. World Jungle worked with the Trustees of BCPL to help develop a fund raising strategy and supported the project with two successful funding bids to the value of £37,000. The site was struggling to develop its base of users both as a recreational area and educational venue due to the lack of public amenities. The successful funding bids included receiving £30,000 from Gloucestershire Environmental Trust toward the cost of extending these amenities, with the majority of the balance being made up with a further successful grant application to The Summerfield Trust.

 

The Chantry Centre

The Chantry Centre, in Long Street Dursley, is the home to the popular entertainment centre, the Lister Hall - featuring bands, concerts and shows, including regular productions by the Dursley Operatic and Dramatic Society, concerts by Dursley Male Voice Choir and events by World Jungle. The Chantry Centre is also home to a wide range of local groups and works in partnership with World Jungle to support a range of community activities. World Jungle has been working in partnership with the Board of Trustees and Committee to help bring this amazing building 'back to life' and fulfil its potential of being a superb resource for the whole community to benefit from. We have offered general support to the Centre in terms of helping develop its presence in the local media as well as making use of new online media including Facebook. We have also been instrumental in bringing local groups together including Transition Cam and Dursley, Explorer Scouts, Dursley in Bloom and Dursley Lions, to submit a successful funding bid lead by Transition C&D to transform the neglected outdoor space to rear of the building in to a 'community garden'.