Freedom Community Project is a Christian charity that was set up in 2008 to support people who are struggling with poverty in Bolsover. Since then the project has grown to cover the North East Midlands and Yorkshire with 8 support centres. The organisation has a small staff team who enable our large team of volunteers to deliver support across the area.
Our Mission is to provide activities that are low cost or free at point of use. To support people who live in deprived areas within the United Kingdom. To care for all people no matter of background, race, religion or sexual preference. To show the love of Jesus in action, listening, supporting and helping people in local communities. To work with people in order that they might make a change in their lives, helping themselves out of the situation they are in and moving into a better future for them and their family.
We seek to achieve this by providing support in a number of areas such as job search advice, skills training, food banks, clothing, household provision, activities to build self-esteem, financial support and money management and counseling. We always seek to work in partnership with other groups and agencies in order to give the best support to each community.
- Jesus showed love in action and we should do the same.
- Every activity is low cost or free at the point of use, no profit should be made from people in poverty.
- All are welcome, no matter who they are or what they have done.
- The services we provide are the best possible.
- People are treated with dignity.
- People are supported to enable them to build their own future.
Freedom Community Project started as Bolsover Methodist Church Community Fund. The Community Fund was set up in 2008 in order to raise support for the Freedom 09 Community Week. The Community Week was a week of activities which were free of charge. This has become one of the key guiding points of the Freedom Community Project – that every activity we are involved in will cost little or nothing to the people who attend. Bolsover Methodist Church Community Fund continued developing a number of projects to serve the community. The project grew and it was felt that it was time to move to a new name and structure in order to grow both our financial support and the general work. In July 2010 Freedom Community Project was born. Since 2010 we have continued to grow, planting new centres across the North East Midlands and Yorkshire.