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Heeley Development Trust

Heeley Development Trust

Published: October 17, 2014

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

Heeley Development Trust delivers a number of projects within the local area of Heeley, south of Sheffield including youth, community, environmental and economic development.

A number of enterprises and assets are used to benefit and bring together the local community, including managing a public park and running a social enterprise Recycle Bikes supporting disengaged young people to gain training, confidence, work experience and jobs. A £20,000 loan from Unity was used to refurbish part of its building to become a digital media centre, providing facilities for use by a local charity to train young people.

“The loan helped us to manage risk and cashflow whilst we developed a our new Digital Media Centre. The centre is now used every day to support learning and inclusion of young people, to support developing new businesses and entrepreneurs.” Andrew Jackson, Trust Manager, Heeley Development Trust