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£40raised of £20,000 target by 3 supporters

    Weʼve raised £40 to help fund Mpower People CIC's running costs - to allow us to continue to support our disabled clients.

    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 5th December 2017

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    Story

    Mpower People CIC is a non-for-profit social enterprise Community Interest Company. Mpower People CIC provide activities which empower individuals towards living healthier, more independent lives, relating to increasing sustainable employment opportunities, enterprise development or personal development.

    Michelle Smith founded the company in April 2009 when she identified a need in the Community, to create youth opportunities for the young people of Toxteth and Kensington. We were then able to deliver employment support (Michelle worked as a Volunteer as an experienced employment coach to deliver job-cafes in the Community), and youth provision, such as Dance workshops and general youth engagement and support.

    Michelle Smith has an extensive track record of Community and Voluntary sector work, as she has been working in this field since the age of 14 culminating in being invited to attend a Royal Garden party to recognise her work.

    In November 2011, Michelle was recognised as one of the Future 100 young social entrepreneurs who were changing the face of everyday business and improving commerce’s impact on the wider world, from The Future 100 Awards organised by Striding Out, sponsored by Ernst and Young. In May 2013 Michelle was awarded the one of the Future 50 young social entrepreneur awards. Michelle is now too old to win any more "young" awards!

    Through the Big Enterprise in Communities (BEiC) programme, Michelle supported 134 people from deprived areas to explore enterprising skills and ideas, of these over 50 people started their own businesses between March 2013 and October 2014.

    Michelle is currently working fulltime - but funding for her wage finished in April 2017. We are seeking funding to allow Michelle to stay within Mpower People CIC and continue to deliver services to and support our disabled and clients with learning difficulties.

    Activities that would continue include:

    Art Therapy

    Computer Club

    Volunteer Opportunities

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    • Michelle Smith1 year ago
      Michelle Smith

      Michelle Smith

      1 year ago

      Thank you to all our Santa Dashers for completing today’s 5k. Our #MpowerPeopleCIC Purple Santa’s smashed the dash! 👏👏👏🎅🏼🎅🏼🎅🏼🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏾🏃🏽‍♀️

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    • Michelle Smith1 year ago
      Michelle Smith

      Michelle Smith

      1 year ago

      Message from one of our Volunteers, Chris - explaining why Mpower People CIC is important to her and why we need your support to stay open. Please watch the video, donate and share with your friends.

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    • Michelle Smith1 year ago
      Michelle Smith

      Michelle Smith

      1 year ago

      Message from Eric, one of our volunteers, telling you why we need to keep Mpower People CIC open.

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    1 year ago

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    Page last updated on: 12/3/2017 2:45 PM

    Supporters

    3

    • Mark

      Mark

      Oct 15, 2017

      £5.00

    • Samantha Taylor

      Samantha Taylor

      Oct 10, 2017

      This is my sponsor for Michelle and the team who are doing the Scouse 5K on Sunday. Good luck everyone - you'll be amazing! Sam x

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 30, 2017

      £30.00

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    Michelle Smith

    Michelle Smith

    Liverpool, United Kingdom

    Mpower People CIC are a not for profit social enterprise supporting people with learning difficulties, disabled people, people with health conditions, older people and vulnerable people. In this time of funding cuts, we are concerned that we will have to close in April 2018.

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