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Our Impact 18/19

Real Ideas has been making positive change happen – for people, organisations and places – since 2007. We take a real pride in tracking, recording and honing our impact in both ‘words and numbers’.

Helping People Make Change

125 young people supported into employment
1589 people engaged in social enterprise and community activity as a result of our support
95 in-depth work experience opportunities and internships created for young people

Supporting Organisations To Grow

378 organisations supported with in-depth social enterprise expertise
395 schools provided with in-depth creative and social enterprise support
71 new and emerging social, creative and community businesses helped to start-up and grow
313 cultural and creative organisations given expert advice, support and training

Helping communities thrive

405 people engaged with social enterprise events and activities
28000 people experience great art with friends and family at Illuminate Light Festival 2018
775 children took part in Future Make events, learning to make and create

Bringing New life Into Old Buildings

541 elderly isolated people from the local community engaged in long term community activity at Devonport Guildhall
17500 local people attended over 170 artistic, cultural and creative events
1.9 million pound of inward investment raised to support the renovation of the Market Hall

Previous Impact Reports




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We want to grow our community, so our members can share our create workshops online, mentoring and consultancy. In addition to our community and news, you can access our co-working spaces, studios and teaching spaces.

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