Concrete Solutions C.I.C.________________________________
“We are about people, the institutions that serve them, and working to
improve communications and relationships between the two.”
We are a network of freelance community organisers and campaigners who have seen countless
valuable services and campaigns fall short of their full potential because they haven’t been able to
meaningfully connect with the people they most need to reach. Conversely, we’ve seen people and
small community organisations struggle with issues that could be easily addressed by existing
support providers, but which they are not aware of, or have not been able to engage with.
Having worked extensively on both sides of this false divide, we exist to:
A) Help voluntary, public and private organisations understand how to develop and deliver
programmes, services and events that will engage the widest cross-section of the relevant
B) Support small community groups to understand the formal structures typically used by
larger institutions, to help them raise concerns, question decisions and access the
resources they need to effectively support their communities.
We work towards these aims in a number of ways, drawing on the range of experiences
represented in our team. Broadly, we provide support and services in the following areas:
• Outreach strategy consultation and implementation: Through one-off bespoke workshops
with staff, or through ongoing advice and strategy development, we work with
organisations to ensure messages and services are reaching those they need to reach.
• Development and delivery of training and learning courses: We offer courses in areas
including: outreach strategy, campaigning, shared leadership and online activism, or can
work with clients to turn their ideas and knowledge into effective learning programmes for
staff, volunteers, or supporters.
• Campaigning and advocacy: Through workshops, or ongoing advice and strategy
development, we support clients to understand the most effective ways of mobilising
supporters, influencing decision-makers and making change happen.
• Trust fundraising: We work with smaller organisations to improve their funding pitches for a
project or service, by understanding what particular funders are looking to hear.
We reinvest the profits made delivering services for larger client organisations, into providing direct
free support to small community groups who might not otherwise be able to afford it.
For more information about our work, our rates, or for any other inquiries, contact Liam
Barrington-Bush on +44 (0) 7775732383, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concrete Solutions C.I.C. is currently registering as a Community Interest Company with Companies House and the C.I.C. Registrar at
6 Telegraph Place, Spindrift Ave, London, E14 9XD