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Gloucester Community Networking

Better Together

About GCN

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Christopher Auker-Howlett, Founder

What is GCN?

Gloucester Community Network (GCN):

  • is a 'Not for Profit' Community Organisation
  • aims to network individuals and organisations who would benefit from knowing about each other's needs and abilities to meet those needs
  • was created in order to help facilitate the bringing together of these needs, resources and this website will hopefully be a platform for the community to use, find and share information and resources
  • has a ‘Constitution’ and a ‘Committee of Volunteers’ who vote on matters arising for GCN and a number of non voting GCN Volunteer Networkers
  • GCN itself is not able to provide funding or resources directly, however, we aim to network/signpost those in need to resources or to those people who have resources and funding to offer

Other GCN Projects

GCN also has a qualified Frist Aid and First Aid Mental Health Trainer, who is able to offer tailored training to locally based community organisations at discounted costs for First Aid at Work courses and free Mental Health First Aid courses (depending on the required criteria).

All fees go straight back into GCN to enable us to offer free First Aid at Work and Mental Health taster sessions to those who need it, such as front line health workers and staff at our local Tesco Store.

Funding also enables us to go into local school to assit History teachers bring WW1 and WW2 History to life.

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There is currently a lot of great work being carried out by individuals, charities and organisations in and around Gloucestershire. However, the challenge has always been to help network people up with those who need support and resources with those who are able to meet those needs.

Supporting GCN

As a voluntary community organisation, we rely heavily on volunteers giving up their own time as well as being able to raise funds to keep us going. Like so many other organisations out there, the Covid-19 pandemic has meant that we have been unable to raise the funds we desperately need. If you are able to support us financially by giving us a donation, it would be so very gratefully received, no matter how small!

Click here to find out more about how you can help.