The Hornbeam is a community space run by its users and user organisations. We organise projects, and encourage local people to develop initiatives, that take action on environmental and social issues. Our current project priorities are organised around the following themes:

Some themes, such as Food, have well developed projects that provide services and volunteering opportunities ready for you to take advantage of now. Other themes are more aspirational – so if you have an idea that you want to develop please get in touch and we’ll see how Hornbeam can help you to turn your idea into a reality.

Project Development Help Available

Many of the people involved in Hornbeam have experience of setting up and running their own projects. We want to share this experience to help other people start up new initiatives. The sort of help we can provide includes:

  • Talking through project ideas and sorting out first steps
  • Signposting for further assistance
  • Fundraising advice
  • Providing a legal entity through which to take the project forward