Element 1 CIC is a social enterprise based in and working for Stockton on Tees.
The group aims to improve the quality of life of the people of Stockton-on-Tees through community activity based around culture, creativity and food, providing opportunities for people to engage, build their confidence, learn new skills and increase their employability.
Element 1 are producing a large scales arts installation in November in Trinity Church site, working with local community groups and students which is being led by inmates at Holme House Prison.
Following the event, Element 1 and local residents would like to turn the disused church into a community garden used as a place to visit and for the local community to hold small events.
The church is in an area of high anti-social behaviour and ex-offenders referred via Probation as well as volunteers from the local community will work together to transform the inside of the church and surrounding area.
Funding has been requested from the PCC to purchase materials and hire equipment which includes gravel, plants for the garden and skip hire. Refreshments will also be purchased for the volunteers.
This project supports the PCC’s objective of Securing the Future of our Communities