A PROJECT which empowers people to start their own community enterprises is set to enter a new era as an independent organisation.

Funded by Power To Change, Made In Manningham brings people together to create positive change and access Seed Grants, with a view to making the area a better place to live, work and visit.

The small team - made up of Katherine Wyatt, Wajid Hussain and Natalie Jovanovic - will initially be employed and supported by Participate Projects, a Shipley based organisation who support people and organisations with a social focus. Over time, the team hopes it will become a sustainable community-owned business run by an independent steering group of local people.

Previous projects included a women’s leadership course called Rising Stars, a community market and local litter picks. Individuals, groups and community businesses in the area can receive enterprise support and training to develop their ideas.

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Among the businesses it supports in Manningham is Mary Magdelene Church CIC, NAFS (Nutrition Advice Fitness and Self Care) and Millan Centre.

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Natalie Jovanovic told the Telegraph & Argus: "We are very excited to begin our new chapter for Made In Manningham. There are some fantastic projects out there and we are looking forward to working with them to deliver positive change in the community. We want to thank everyone who supported our project, especially Power To Change and Participate Projects, and we hope our friends in Manningham will continue on this journey with us."

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For enterprise support and Seed Grants, email Katherine@madeinmanningham.co.uk and Waj@madeinmanningham.co.uk

For marketing email Natalie@madeinmanningham.co.uk