Thank you to all the organisations we work with and who support our work here on the Moss Estate.
Our residentials in 2021 were supported by the National Lottery (through the National Lottery Heritage Fund) and the South West Peak Landscape Partnership.
Our young people enjoyed many Days out in the Peak district doing various activities and working towards the John Muir Award.
Oliver Valves, based in Knutsford, provide financial support to Cre8 as well as encouraging their staff to become involved in different activities and initiatives. They very generously gave us a brand-spanking new minibus - which is very well used!
They are a fantastic local company and we're incredibly proud to call them partners.
Co-op Local Causes chose the Cre8 community garden & allotment as one of their chosen causes for 2018/19. We have been thrilled to be able to develop the garden and allotment into an open community space because of it.
Cheshire Community Foundation
Cheshire Community Foundation generously supports Cre8 through their grants programme.
Cheshire Community Foundation has at its heart, "Making Cheshire Better". This is focused on three unique aspects: inspiring local philanthropy, building local endowment and investing money in local grass roots organisations.
Youth Music provided two year funding so that we could set up the music project and a further two years funding so that we can continue to deliver music activities. The funding contributed towards the creation of the music recording suite at the Building and also allowed us to provide high quality music lessons free of charge.
You can read more about our music project here.
Creamline Dairies have supported us to set up our latest social enterprise Cre8 Facilities. The business cleans Creamline's fleet of milk floats and vans at their depots across Manchester.
The Love Music Trust strives to help children and young people from all backgrounds and every part of Cheshire East deepen their enjoyment of music and to progress to the highest levels of excellence. We are very grateful to have them supporting our music project.
Cheshire East CVS have supported Cre8 with their Christmas Toy Appeal and we are members of the organisation which supports the charity sector across Cheshire.
The Camas Centre on Mull has provided Cre8 with the opportunity to take groups of young people on residentials away from the madness of everyday life and into the wilds of Scotland. We have grown into a close relationship with Camas and now we also exchange staff and volunteers! Young people from Macclesfield have also built buildings and done maintenance work and volunteered at the Camas Centre.
Church of England
Cre8 is a Christian project and part of the work of St Barnabas Church (part of a group of four Anglican Churches in Macclesfield).
Rob, is a community priest based at St Barnabas and some of our Trustees come from the congregation and community at St Barnabas.
Many of our volunteers and workers are part of a wide variety of churches and faith backgrounds across Macclesfield and we often have students on placements with us as part of their Christian Ministry training courses.
We are supported by the churches across Macclesfield and wider, through donations and also funding we have received through the Church & Community Fund.
HOPE in NE Cheshire
Hope represents Christians in Macclesfield and the surrounding areas. Hope is about being a visible sign of the Chruches' commitment to each other. There are various Hope initiatives of which Cre8 is a part.
Peaks & Plains Housing Trust
Peaks and Plains Housing Trust (PPHT) support Cre8 in various ways. They provide the buildings at 11 and 13 Belgrave Road (the Cre8 House) as well as the community building on Mayfield Terrace (the Cre8 Building).