Meet Martin, our Community Developer who will be working with groups and communities in the Torrington 100 area.
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Martin joins us from TorrAGE where he has been spending time as a Support Worker, he is a trained Dementia Friend and has been involved with the Memory Cafes in the Torridge area. In addition he is a Community Mediator with North Devon Community Mediation. Martin is a keen supporter of community led health and wellbeing activities and is already connecting people to initiatives in the Torrington area. Whether you are a community group or individual he is looking forward to connecting with you.
I’m a freelance consultant, supporting organisations in becoming more sustainable by helping them find a route to new income, facilitating their planning and development and enabling them to make new productive partnerships.
I’ve been based in North Devon since the 1990’s and despite a career taking me to Leicester, Nottingham and London I’ve always commuted home at weekends and am pleased to now be based here for good.
While working with The Plough Arts Centre over the last three years I helped them raise and exceed their Arts Council target funding and create a range of good relationships with new funders. I was also one of the founding team for Torrington 100 helping set up the original social prescribing pilot.
I believe strongly in partnership working, in co-creating programmes of work that come from community needs. Recently I’ve written successful bids and created development plans for The SS Freshspring Trust, a steamship based in Bideford, which also acts as a wonderful place for people to volunteer. I’ve also led strategic planning and fundraising as a trustee of North Devon Sunrise and am part of a group hoping to revive a pub in my local village.