We are a team of students from the University of Hertfordshire, as part of our module assignment, we have developed a campaign page on behalf of Real Inspiration. We selected this project because we appreciate their mission and goalsin continuing to provide workshops that benefit the community. Please see below for more information on REAL Inspiration.
REAL Inspiration Motto: “Keep It Real”
REAL Inspiration Mission: “To create creative programmes that are Relevant, Engaging, Altruistic with a Long-lasting impact”
REAL Inspiration Community Interest Company (CIC) is a social enterprise that provides creative, fun, and engaging community-based workshops. The projects are designed to create communities, build skills and improve general mental health.
One of the workshops that REAL Inspiration run is for young adults with disabilities or difficulties to make soap using 100% natural ingredients. REAL Inspiration aim to create environmentally friendly products, where possible using re-cycled, sustainable materials. This project can provide valuable work experience whilst teaching transferable skills that can help young adults gain the confidence they need to maintain a career.
REAL Inspiration Progress
REAL Inspiration have now started to produce and sell soaps for Aerende, a company selling life-improving, ethically sourced homewares. Each soap is named by the person that made it.
You can check out the products in the links below!
Glycerin Soap, Lavender, Grapefruit & Geranium: https://www.aerende.co.uk/collections/all/products/soap
Glycerin Soap, Geranium, Lemon & Patchouli:
REAL Inspiration was set up by 3 women, looking for a way to utilise their unique skills and abilities to make a difference in their local community. These community-based workshops and projects will aim to engage those who are usually overlooked during the employment process.
The 3 women and their duties are;
Natasha- Creative Artist and Workshop Facilitator
Jacky – Brain Solutions Developer
Ele - Barefoot Accountant to keep us all organized
Check out their website using the following link to find out more: www.realinspiration.co.uk
How They Work
Their aim is to work with young adults that face barriers to conventional employment, teach key employability skills and wellbeing techniques, while learning a craft. The workshops are run twice a week averaging on 4 hours each day around the Hertfordshire area, this also creates a routine for the young adults. The organisationsustains its activities through local donations, voluntary fees and charitable funding including current support from Carers in Herts. Future prospects include providing full time employment and expanding operations in other counties whilst being self-sustaining.
We Need Your Support to help them
Our goal is to provide REAL Inspiration with help in terms of finance and spreading both their name and their message. Your donations will help to allow REALInspiration to continue to offer workshops and produce products such as the soaps. REAL Inspiration do a fantastic job at helping those who need it within the community, whether it be with gaining experience, improving their well-being and confidence, or bonding and making friendships with others. The money we raise will go 100% into the social enterprise and will ensure the business is able to continue to provide workshops and better the community.