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Wick Award receiving comms support through volunteer programme

posted 21 Sep 2016, 09:18 by Polly Mann   [ updated 12 Oct 2016, 03:31 ]

By Laura Gracia

Poached Creative has teamed up with Wick Award to offer a volunteer training position, for a Hackney Wick resident to gain skills and help develop their PR and communications strategy.

Wick Award is a Big Local project, funded by the National Lottery, to support local initiatives in Hackney Wick and help people grow good ideas. Wick Award priorities are to promote wellbeing for all, create opportunities for young people, and making sure Wick residents benefit from training, employment and self-employment opportunities.

By working with Poached Creative Wick Award is receiving communications support for their campaigns and events and the trainee volunteer is developing communication skills in writing, social media and online publishing.

Wick Award Development Worker, Polly Mann, said: “I'm really pleased that we are working with Poached Creative to provide a brilliant training opportunity for a local resident, at the same time as getting some excellent communications support. The comms role is an important opportunity for young and local volunteers interested in helping grow the community in Hackney Wick.”

Through one to one mentoring and support the volunteer will help provide web and social media support to improve the visibility of Wick Award projects, expand their communication networks, find new supporters and promote future events.

Upcoming events and projects that Poached will be helping to promote include the Wick Award Wellbeing Forum; where residents come and design local activities to help the community stay well and the Wick Award Community Chest Fund; which grants up to £1,000 to local groups for community initiatives.  

To find out more about Wick Award activities and opportunities please check the website. For news and event updates like their Facebook page or follow on Twitter.