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New animation highlights the benefits of community business partnerships

New animation highlights the benefits of community business partnerships

An online animation designed to encourage more young people and businesses to work together to improve their local communities, has been launched today. 

The short film, produced by a small group of young people, marks the end of the youth participation project, Turning the Corner, which has engaged over 2000 young people and 200 community businesses over the past 3 years.

It is hoped the film will inspire other young people and business owners to build positive community relationships and transform their local environments in the process.


Nigel Potter, Children & Young People Manager at Groundwork North East, comments: "Many young people and businesses have experienced the benefits of the project. I hope its legacy will continue to help build local relationships, create better neighbourhoods, develop skills and create job prospects.”


Beth Cummins, one of the young people who developed the animation said: “This experience has been invaluable in providing a better understanding of how young people can successfully work with businesses in their local area.  Not only has it been important for my own self-confidence, but it’s been a great way to celebrate the success of the project.”


The film, produced by Greenfire Graphix, accompanies a ‘top tips’ leaflet which can be downloaded here. This is designed to be printed and assembled into a pyramid shape to mirror the animation.  Download the accompanying Pyramid Leaflet.

Turning the Corner is a Big Lottery funded programme delivered by the national charity Groundwork throughout the North East and Yorkshire.

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