EDLINGTON COMMUNITY ORGANISATION WHO ARE WE !
Edlington Community Organisation (ECO) is a community charity based in the centre of Edlington, Doncaster. Our aim is to improve and regenerate Edlington and its surrounding areas to make it a better place to live for all generations present and yet to come. As a charity we thrive off community involvement and partnership working alongside various groups and businesses.
ECO was formed by a broad section of community representatives and residents wanting to make a difference to Edlington and create a voice / umbrella service for the community. The organisation is managed by a volunteer board of trustees who either represent a community group or themselves as an individual.
We have a members list which consists of community groups, businesses and local service providers who we use to network with and work in partnership with to provide projects and activities that are needed in the area. We work in partnership with all local groups and statutory bodies, a few are:
Edlington Town Council Warmsworth Town Council
Warmsworth Community Partnership DMBC Ward Members
Community First Edlington Business Forum
Friends of Martin Wells Lake Hill Top Adult Learning Centre
Warmsworth & Edlington Lions Yorkshire Main Community Centre
Yorkshire Main Commemorative Trust Edlington Children’s Centre
Conisbrough and Denaby Development Trust Edlington TARA’s
As well as applying for funding we provide services to generate a small amount of income such as photocopying, faxing, laminating, typing etc… for the general public to access.
ECO has achieved over 1 million pounds in funding and contracts to provide essential community services since its formation. Some of our projects have been:
Community Active Recreational Activities – Organising children’s activities during school holidays and improving adults participation in sport by organising walking groups and older peoples basic chair exercise. Supported the MUGA (Multi Use Games Area’s ) projects in both Edlington (Located at Victoria School) & Warmsworth (Located at the Flower Park) and set up various recreational groups including fishing clubs, cricket, football and pigeon flying.
ICT Suite & Courses – Based in Yorkshire Main Community Centre. Providing free internet and computer access for all ages. Running courses in family tree, digital photography and homework clubs.
Community Development Worker – Seeking funding for groups, setting up new community groups and activities such as allotment societies, Tennants and Resident Groups etc.. as well as providing advice and guidance on local community services.
Community Accountancy Service – Providing free budgeting, finance and accounting services to community groups. Offering advice on role of management committees and their responsibilities.
Community Maintenance Project – DIY service for people in need. Decorating, gardening and community safety at a small charge. Purchased personal alarms, window alarms and carbon monoxide alarms to hand out in the community.