Crownway – a Leading Lights community project

We have recently been highlighted and featured as a Leading Lights community project — by Halton & St Helens VCA — which recognises Crownway as having made a significant, positive and substantive contribution to community empowerment and cohesion in the local area. This was a great achievement to all involved with the Centre…. well done everybody!

Leading Lights was funded by Northwest Together We Can through the Department for Communities & Local Government. The project was undertaken by six sub-regional infrastructure organisations led by Halton & St Helens Voluntary & Community Action. This magazine publication celebrates the contribution of six community projects supported by local voluntary organisations in the northwest.

Successful community projects have long been as diverse and individual as the people they support and the neighbourhoods they serve. Such wonderful variety is undoubtedly inspiring and in many ways embodies the spirit of much of the rhetoric within “Big Society”. The challenge that variety poses is to understand, capture and communicate the recipe for success that the best projects represent.

Leading Lights presents the findings of a review of six distinct, effective community projects from across Greater Merseyside. Each project has made a positive and substantive contribution to community empowerment and cohesion in its locality. Each project has evolved in its own way to meet specific needs and yet within the fabric of the projects as a group there are some common strands, you could say golden threads, that come together to create the conditions under which success can be achieved.