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Current Projects

Dave Morgan is currently co-curator and chair of Live from Worktown, Bolton's annual community-based performance festival.He also chairs East Salford's Irwell Valley Sustainable Communities Project and is a director of Albert's of Salford CIC, a community-based enterprise established in 2008.

Third Sector Projects continues to provide community research, training and business planning for community organisations in the North West.

Recent Projects

In 2013 Dave Morgan became a Big Local rep supporting Inner East Preston in bidding for £1million from the Lottery Big Local Programme. He subsequently helped both Bolton and Blackpool Big Local partnerships create the ten year business plans that secured their £1million.

Over a period of six months third sector projects worked with a group of twelve learners from ten different countries in developing business pans for social enterprises. The project funded by the ESF via Manchester WEA helped all participants secure a level 3 Open College award in Research Skills.

 2014 : Working with a Salford Consortium of Community Learning organisations third sector projects co-ordinated a successful £490000 bid for community-led learning in Salford.

Past Projects
third sector projects has completed a number of training and research projects in community consultation and research techniques including the training of  twelve community researchers in Oldham as part of the Housing Market Renewal Programme in Werneth and Derker.
In 2010 Dave Morgan of third sector projects produced a Migrant Impact Research Report for Salford Council. After training ten community researchers from eight different countries of origin, the team investigated the impact of migration on services from housing to community health, education to environmental services. 

2011: third sector projects conducted research into social coherence in a large new mixed tenure housing development on behalf of a consortium of Social Landlords. The project trained local residents as researchers and produced a wealth of evidence around tenant and home owner perceptions of their neighbours, the development, and the area. This has now formed the basis of an action plan to promote social interaction and community identity.   

2012 : Director Dave Morgan worked with a consortium of partners in East Salford to produce the Irwell Valley Sustainable Communities Development Plan. The five year proposal was one of twelve chosen by the Big Lottery in August 2012 for a grant of almost £1million to promote community food production, address carbon impact and fuel poverty, and capitalise on the Irwell Valley as a community asset in East Salford.

2013 :  Dave Morgan and Roger Baldry completed an in-depth assessment of the social impact of the Broughton Trust's Community Learning Programme drawing on the views of stakeholders including thirteen delivery partners and over 500 learners.

third sector projects delivered a Community-based Research and Consultation training programme for 8 East Salford residents as part of Year 1 of the Irwell Valley Project. This delivered research to support a major proposed restoration of historic Peel Park together with more evidence of community interest in sustainability issues from greening and growing, to river management, to fuel poverty and energy use.

2014 : Working with a Salford Consortium of Community Learning organisations third sector projects co-ordinated a successful £490000 bid for community-led learning in Salford.





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