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Tuning in is getting the vibe, the feeling, the atmosphere. It's listening to conversations and really hearing what is being said or implied. Tuning in is being conscious of the temperature of the town.
You - the community - make the decisions. We don't want to come in and tell you how things are going to be, we want the community to tell us how it's going to be. Working from the bottom up means we help create sustainable, relevant projects for the communities of Withernsea. The Get Going Grants can also help empower members of the community to try something new and lead from their position.
Increase activity and participation
No, not running marathons - we want to see Withernsea happier and healthier by being more socially, mentally and physically active. There are so many activities in Withernsea, and so much potential for more our Get going Grants could help with - or you could run a marathon if you wanted! We know activity looks different for different people, we want to support the steps needed to get people more active in a way that suits them
We want our ideas, principles, projects and marketing to be easy to access for all and keeping things easy to understand. For the community to talk to us and each other in the way that works for them. Encouraging two way conversation and breaking barriers that could prevent this.
It means we're not doing 'things' to the people of Withernsea but we are helping Withernsea people to do the 'things' themselves. We will nurture and support, share our knowledge and our resources to help the community achieve their goals, it's all part of being community led. Do you have a great idea? Well let's see if we can help get that off the ground! We want the community to generate new ideas, explore new ways of working, reimagine old ideas and anything in between. We'll support however we can, a massive part of the Active Withernsea pilot is that it makes all things possible - no right or wrong answers and a safe space to try things (no matter the outcome).
Facilitate don't dictate
We're not going to tell you what to do, we're not going to do it for youâ€¦ but we will support you to do it for yourself. We really want to make things happen by helping the community do it for themselves.
We will help and support, but along with our principles of community led and giving opportunity - we won't do it for you. We can help find partnership working that will support you, we can connect you to like-minded people but the 'stuff' has to be able to keep going without us. We want to do this by giving opportunities to the community, by supporting things the community want - you're much more likely to support and sustain something you care about!
Spread the learning
Spreading the learning is sharing information, knowledge and understanding to help make things easier for the community and the people, groups and organisations that it is made up of.
Hear every voice
Hearing every voice means that we want to hear a variety of opinions, thoughts and ideas from the Withernsea community. Not everyone thinks, wants or needs the same so it is important we take the time to listen and really hear what the wider community want. In the future we would love for the community to be talking to each other and really hearing each other.
Time to reflect
Time to reflect is giving ourselves the time to look at what went well, and what could have gone better. From taking this time and not constantly jumping from one thing to another we can take time to evaluate and learn - hopefully improving as we go along.
Be an easy to access organisation
Being an easy to access organisation means every possible step is taken to be open to everyone, encouraging interactions and 'going to them' rather than expecting them to come to where you are.
Value for money
We want to invest our money wisely, in things that will really enhance Withernsea. Not everything has to be successful, but we need to see that there is learning and understanding in what did and didn't work out. Value for money doesn't mean it's a bargain, it doesn't mean it's a sensible investment - Value for money means we can grow and learn from it no matter the outcome. We want to invest in projects that the community can get behind and that we can all learn from. So part of being value for money is that it follows some (or all) of our principles. Value for money isn't necessarily just about getting a bargain, it's from the potential learning and next steps that the investment can open.