What makes us different?

As directors we have a combined experience of over 65 years working in small third sector organisations, community and grass roots groups as well as health and well being. Between us we have worked, both as a part of and alongside,

  • Grass roots community groups

  • Lead successful and innovative local charities

  • Provided advocacy for highly excluded individuals and communities

  • Used a the arts to engage and give voice to communities and young people

  • Delivered person centered interactive education and training

  • Provided life and executive coaching

We understand the challenges faced by grass roots groups, small charities, and local sole traders as well as the vital contribution the work makes to local communities and the passion that drives us.


We understand the difficulty many face in investing resources in development work, which is why our programmes will always provide immediate and concrete benefits for partners and participants as well as long term development and growth. Our peer management and support networks have been designed to enable groups and individual to continue after the initial program at no cost; just a time and place to meet.


Derek Sankar,  Chair

Consultant, Facilitator and Coach

Derek has been working in the third sector since 1987, always on social justice, sustainability and inclusion issues, “Moving myself and my little bit of the world closer to those ideals”.

Frances Taylor,  Treasurer

Community Artist and Arts Coordinator and Administrator

Frances brings extensive community arts experience, founding The Big Hoo-Ha Co CIC in 2011 and more recently Mosaic Mania. She has worked with a wide range on communities producing wonderful art, building skills and addressing social justice and inclusion issues in the process. She’s also a former solicitor


Helen Bowcock,  Director

Training and Facilitation and Coach

Helen provides workshops, (facilitation), training and coaching which focus on revealing, liberating and celebrating the unique skills and creative potential within individuals and organisations; thereby empowering them to make positive changes.

Paul Wright,  Director

Paul has been working in mental health advocacy and dementia advocacy, developing and managing services for over a decade, protecting people’s voices and rights while supporting them to navigate multiple and complex service provision.

Alan Rawlinson,  Director

Alan is a highly experienced teacher and educator working with early years and Special Educational Need. He is also a skilled and energetic environmental activist working on local and national campaigns.