The Better Tomorrow programme was formalised in 2016 with the aim of helping children, young people and adults who may be at risk of social isolation. The programme has grown and developed over the last three years, reaching out to individuals of all ages. 

The programme offers a range of recreational activities, that are designed to develop and enhance valuable life skills.

Our key objective is to improve the self-esteem of our participants by encouraging:

  • Fun
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Meaningful learning
  • Structure and discipline
  • Social interaction

The activities we offer are centred around horticulture/conservation, woodwork, arts & crafts

The activities we offer are centred around horticulture/conservation, woodwork, arts & crafts. Activities are set in very tranquil locations, often using the natural environment as a setting. Following the model of Social Enterprise, many of the products made are sold or created for the benefit of the community. The funds that are raised from various events/sales are reinvested into the growth & development of the Foundation. This provides the individuals with a sense of satisfaction and fulfilment and has a positive impact on their self-worth.

The organic and fluid nature of the Better Tomorrow programme has enabled us to facilitate many opportunities for intergenerational and multi-agency projects, to best support the individuals who access our services. We have developed positive working relationships with different local agencies and organisations such as the NHS, schools, youth service and other charities.

Working with other agencies has allowed us to identify and develop projects specific to need

Working with other agencies has allowed us to identify and develop projects specific to need. Our projects include a community garden and polytunnel where the groups grow, nurture, and harvest the crops throughout the year. We have a workshop where we design and build a variety of wooden garden furniture, as well as creating home crafts. We’ve designed and built several raised-bed Pencil Planter gardens that the local schools utilise to offer their pupils a different learning experience.

In recognition of the work undertaken by the groups a celebration event is held annually providing an opportunity to showcase and sell products created throughout the year.