About Us

Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change (CN4C) is a charity and a social enterprise which aims to transform the quality of life for people, places and communities.

Every day we see that the current system is unfair and that people do not have equal opportunity to meet their basic needs and make their lives better. As well as being morally unjust, this inequality costs us all millions that could be better spent on solutions to fundamental problems.

We support people who want to make a change for the better. We challenge the system where we see it is broken. We challenge people to change their lives to achieve their potential.  We work with people and organisations to make Cornwall fairer.

We work to build relationships between the thinkers and doers; between the strategists and families and individuals; between community clubs and community groups and local businesses; between social businesses and statutory mainstream services.

Our vision is to see ‘Cornwall Neighbourhoods doing it for themselves’, providing encouragement, skills and practical support that will enable people to make a difference in their own lives and to the people around them.

Established in 2001, CN4C has become one of Cornwall’s key voluntary sector organisations. With a team of around 20 staff and an army of volunteers we deliver vital support and services across Cornwall.

Our expertise includes: community learning and outreach; skills for life; support and capacity building for social enterprises, charities and community organisations; targeted youth support; health promotion initiatives; advice and guidance; environmental improvement and community facilities support.

We work with communities, groups and individuals to achieve the change that they want. We work across Cornwall from Saltash and Bude down to The Lizard and St Just.

We specifically target our work to the most disadvantaged individuals and communities in Cornwall, where there is often a level of deprivation that is equivalent to that of England’s poorest inner city areas. We offer a personalised approach that combats discrimination against often stigmatised or disregarded people (e.g. lone parents, women, the elderly, children and young people, people with disabilities, the workless, ex-offenders, people with drug and alcohol problems, and members of Black and Minority Ethnic communities).

The Building Better Opportunities Working Together project is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund

The project aims to support 750 economically inactive and unemployed adults from the Atlantic and Moor area of Cornwall into education, training, job search or employment.  It will work in partnership with 8  end to end delivery partners and 42 specialist spot purchase partners that have been selected to offer specialist services to address the multiple and complex participant needs.

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