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About HartlePower Community Trust

Every community and voluntary sector group in the town can benefit from free advice & assistance to set up, level up and connect to the vibrant and supportive network that is the Hartlepool Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector.

The team works on many projects around Hartlepool, click the link below to discover more about what we do!

The Team

Get to Know the Faces behind Hartlepower Community Trust

VCS Development Officer - Juli Simons

Juii Simons

Development Officer

When asked about my history with the voluntary sector in Hartlepool I start with saying I've been there, wore the T-shirt.

 

My progression has been as project beneficiary, volunteer, trainee, project worker and co-ordinator for some great town based organisations before  moving into starting  my own community business.  I live in the town  and still volunteer as a primary school governor and charity trustee.    

Our role is helping to establish and support Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise groups, small businesses and social enterprises with development support, funding advice and  governance.

During the last year we have worked hard to connect organisations in Hartlepool to each other and to the public sectors  to help improve relationships  -  explore more partnership working and understanding of each other and how we fit together with the complex picture of communities in our town. 

VCS Development Officer - Julian Penton

Julian Penton

Development Officer

I’ve worked in and for the voluntary & community sector for much of my working life – beginning back in Leicester in the mid-1980’s – including as a self-employed facilitator, various roles within local government, as a Programme Manager for a regeneration partnership and now in the role of Development Officer with the charity HartlePower Community Trust.

 

A second strand to working life has been as a counsellor/therapist and teacher.

 

With my fellow Community Trust Development Officer, Juli Simons, our roles are to champion & support Hartlepool’s voluntary & community sector. This includes convening networking forums (e.g. the twice monthly Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector Connector meetings), sharing information & opportunities, assisting the formation & development of new charities and social enterprises (e.g. Play Out Hartlepool), facilitating training for the VCSE (e.g. Funding Bid Writing and Governance) and encouraging collaboration.

Project Support Officer - James Irvin

James Irvin

Project Support Officer

I have experience in the voluntary sector as a volunteer for 4 years, working to develop confidence in people with additional needs through online media.

My role involves identifying gaps around projects the rest of the team are involved in and assisting in whatever way possible. I also help promote Hartlepower Community Trust and other charitable organisations through social media alongside my colleague Ciara.

The Team

Get to Know the Faces behind Hartlepower Community Trust

Victoria Ward Engagement Officer - Rachel Wanley

Rachel Wanley

Victoria Ward Engagement Officer

I hope to work closely with people, services and community organisations attached to the Victoria Ward area to help strengthen community bonds.

I would like to meet with families in particular, to explore how they live their lives in the area, with a view to connecting them with others and to encourage new activities if something is wanted/needed.

My email is:

RachelWanley@hartlepower.co.uk 

You can call me on:

07984 330 784

Victoria Ward Engagement Officer - Dawn Robinson

Dawn Robinson

Victoria Ward Engagement Officer

I hope to work closely with people, services and community organisations attached to the Victoria Ward area to help strengthen community bonds.

I would like to meet with older esidents in particular, to explore how they live their lives in the area, with a view to connecting them with others and to encourage new activities if something is wanted/needed.

My email is:

DawnRobinson@hartlepower.co.uk

You can call me on:

07984 330 783

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Sonia Newhouse

Hartlepool Food Partnership Coordinator

Our Board

We have a 5 member board with individuals backgrounds and experience spread across industry, academia, finance, infrastructure and the voluntary sector. We also have an advisory board.

 

Hartlepower is keen to welcome other individuals who would like to support our activities and direction. If you are interested in becoming a director or an advisor please contact us via email: info@hartlepower.co.uk

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