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11Jul
Community Fridge Impact Report 2019
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The first UK Community Fridge that Edventure set up over 3 years ago in partnership with Frome Town Council is now saving a whopping 90.000 foot items a year from landfill. The new impact report is telling a very inspiring story about carbon savings, help for people in poverty, and a tangible community spirit. Well done to all the volunteers who are running it now.

Read the full report here (.pdf document):

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09Jul
Seeking Young Adults To Make a Difference!
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Edventure: Frome have opened applications for our flagship Edventure Start-Up Course. The course is well-known internationally in the social enterprise sector and has attracted participants from as far afield as Vietnam, Switzerland and USA – besides of course Frome and surrounding towns.

If you’re aged 18-35 and up for a challenge, it might be just right for you. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve finished studying at University or dropped out of college, whether you are 18 or 35 years old, whether you are unemployed or want to make a career change.

The Edventure Start-Up Team who started-up The Frome Wardrobe Collective.
From left to right. Leah, Laura, Rosa, Iona, Amelia, Benedict, Ruby

The course will run part-time for 10 weeks from 2nd September, and includes a 3-day residential trip. It’s a free opportunity for young adults (aged 18-35) to work together as part of a team to actually start-up a community enterprise. 

Amelia Parisian, Edventure’s Programmes Lead says, “There’s nothing quite like the feeling of making something happen in such a short space of time with a group of people you’ve never met before. Start-Up offers daily opportunities to step out of your comfort zone and achieve things that you never thought possible.”

Past Edventure Start-Up teams have started-up many of the Frome’s unique community initiatives, including the SHARE – A Library of Things, Community Fridge: Frome, The Welsh Mill Hub, Remakery: Frome and Frome Wardrobe Collective.

The most recent team are responsible for creating MAKE:SHED  – a weekly group meeting on Thursday evenings based on the Men’s Shed – but for young people to work individually or collectively for themselves and our community.

Charlie Whinton, part of the MAKESHED Start-Up team says, “This Start-Up is a dynamic adventure – a lesson from start to finish. If you’re interested in rich, experiential learning, speak to Edventure!”

The Edventure Start-Up Team who set up MAKE SHED: Frome.
From left to right, Rosie, Leah, Beth, Cassie, Lucinda, Chloe, Felix, George, Charlie (quoted) 

Start-Up is not like anything you may have done at school – and we are seeking team members who up for a challenge, who learn best by doing and who want to make ideas happen. 

Are you are…

  • interested in starting a business or social enterprise
  • keen to work within the community sector
  • wanting to develop leadership and facilitation skills
  • up for trying new things and making something positive happen.

…Apply now at https://edventurefrome.org/courses/start-up

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