The 20/20 Vision Partnership
The new 20/20 Vision Partnership has been put together by Leicester Social Economy Consortium, developers of the Phoenix Yard and the Phoenix Studios workspaces in Leicester City Centre. After the longest lockdown in the UK, Leicester is bidding to build back better. Twenty Leicester based social enterprises have put together a bid in just five weeks for £580,000 from the Government’s Community Renewal Fund.
LSE Consortium Director David Brazier said:-
“After 14 months of more or less continuous lockdown Leicester is unique. Nowhere in the UK is more in need of Community Renewal. Our 20/20 Vision partners are from all over the City from E2 in Beaumont Leys to Wesley Hall in Highfields. And from the Saffron Lane Neighbourhood Council right into the heart of the City where the YMCA is located on East Street. Our 20 partners will be recruiting 20 of the brightest and the best graduates leaving the Cities Universities this summer. They will be working to put together plans to build back better. The Community Renewal Fund is described by the Government as “supporting a smooth transition” away from funding by the European Union and into the UK Shared Prosperity Fund beginning in 2022. The 20/20 Vision Partnership aim to make that transition work for our City. To create 20 different innovative ways to invest in our Cities future. To level up Leicester from the bottom up.”
The 20/20 Vision Partners
The 20/20 Vision Partners are: Leicester Social Economy Consortium (Lead Partner); Leicester YMCA; New Dawn New Day; Leicester Startups CIC; Trans4m CIC; Green Circle Nature Regeneration CIC; Youth Education Project; The Race Equality Centre; The Peepul Centre; Highfields Community Association; Wesley Hall Community Centre; Saffron Lane Neighbourhood Council; Aqoon Schools Home Support Service; CASE – LCCDA Management Cooperative; The Olive Trust; E2 The Cooke E-Learning Foundation; KB in the Community; The Mighty Creatives; Leicester Print Workshop; and HITS Homes Trust.