For the next three years the Community Impact Initiative will be working in partnership with Drugaid and Tyfu C.I.C. to deliver the Big Lottery funded Community Aspire Project.

The project utilises community social enterprises as ‘training and development’ hubs for marginalised and stigmatised individuals, providing them with high-standard tailored support, training and work experience.

The project supports individuals with experience of drug and alcohol misuse issues to increase their confidence and self-worth, develop transferable skills, achieve qualifications and access voluntary and paid employment opportunities, leading to improved re-integration with their communities.

The project is tailored for those who are a stage in their recovery where they are ready to experience the working environment, participate in training and have the desire to re-integrate themselves.

Karl Pulman, Community Aspire Project Coordinator said “We are looking forward to delivering the project in partnership with the Community Impact Initiative who share our vision, values and beliefs.”

If you would like to know more about the project, including the referral process, please contact the Project Coordinator, Karl Pulman on 02920 860588 or