Community Enterprise – news from Community Catalysts and Shropshire Council

A new ‘Community Enterprise’ project in Shropshire is all set to help local people use their energies and talents to deliver sustainable community enterprises that can support other local people, creating jobs and volunteering opportunities.

This project is a new and exciting initiative, in partnership with social enterprise Community Catalysts and Shropshire Council to deliver long term services.

  • Got some time on your hands or looking for part time work?
  • Ever fancied becoming self-employed or setting up your own small community enterprise?
  • Are you already helping people and would like to do more or different?
  • Do you need help to turn your ideas into reality?

Andy Begley, Executive Director of Adult Services, Shropshire Council says ‘We are excited to be working with Community Catalysts to develop and deliver innovative new approaches to support and care that will complement existing provision in Shropshire. When there is greater local choice and flexibility people will have more options when looking for support that maintains independence and well-being and that will be good for everyone’

Community Catalysts has a huge amount of experience helping local people become self-employed and/or establish community enterprises.

Support from the project

Community Catalysts runs a development programme which can:

  • offer you a friendly and supportive point of contact to explore ideas
  • support you to become self-employed or to develop your small community enterprise
  • give you practical information on regulation and training
  • tell you about opportunities in the health and social care sector
  • direct you to other organisations who can help

This initiative is initially focused on areas north and west of Oswestry, but we would particularly love to hear from anyone in Gobowen, St Martins and Weston Rhyn and surrounding areas.  

To find out more get in touch with Chris Clarke by phone on 07878 836317 or by email on



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