Supporting small local charities: Ashiana Community Project


Group of people outside a building
Staff, trustees and local councillors outside ACP building

We have been working with Ashiana Community Project (aka ACP group) in Sparkbrook, Birmingham for several years on business development, arts and cultural projects, governance and most recently, social media management.

ACP’s mission is to “enable the people of Sparkbrook, and the surrounding area, to improve their quality of life by working together in creating opportunities for the community, individuals and families to be the best they can possibly be”.

Their seven work delivery headings are:

  • ACP Assist, individuals have first contact with ACP Group, in essence an organisational ‘triage’ programme, assessing need and delivering initial support, customised information, advice and guidance service that empowers individuals; also assist substance misusers to overcome their addiction

  • ACP Progress provides personal development and training that improves employability of individuals, improving basic skills and expertise of individuals by combining learning with social activities

  • ACP Early Years and young People offers childcare and support to families, including providing an Ofsted registered Nursery (22 places)

  • ACP Women empowers women to access services to improve their personal and family circumstances, provides women only education and training programmes

  • ACP Green engages community in environmental and recycling activity,

  • ACP Art develops community focused cultural and artistic activity.

  • ACP Sport offers support to current activities and develop additional sport and wellbeing activity.

Working with staff, trustees and volunteers who make such a difference to the lives of people in Sparkbrook every day is both rewarding and interesting, and we look forward to continuing to support them to support the community for many years.