Local business helps local community organisation

Published Thursday, 3rd December 2015

The winners of a competition aimed at helping community ventures to make short films to tell people about their work were announced yesterday at county hall at a Christmas market for care and support groups and businesses.


The competition was run by Community Catalysts as part of the support offered by the Worcestershire Micro-enterprise project run jointly with Worcestershire County Council.

The first prize sponsor for the competition was Michael de Groot of Staying Alive UK http://www.stayingaliveuk.com/  who offered a package of support for the winner valuing more than £500 which includes support to enhance the film and training for using LinkedIn for business.

The winners of the competition, Emilia Monizsko and Claire Hilton of Art in Minds http://www.artinminds.org.uk/   were presented with their prize and congratulated by Clare Marchant, Chief Executive of Worcestershire County Council.

Chris Clarke of Community Catalysts was delighted that the response for sponsorship for the competition led to further valuable opportunities: Marketing support has been offered by Worcester University Business School for all of the community organisations supported by the project. 

Worcester Cathedral are to host an event called ‘Community Connect’ on 18th February 2016 to raise awareness of these groups and showcase some of the local opportunities on offer.

Chris Clarke said: “It is lovely that support is being offered by larger businesses and organisations with such a high profile for individuals and small groups who have a real passion for what they do.”