Thurrock CVS were fortunate to be awarded funding from the Home Office’s ‘Building a Stronger Britain Together’ (BSBT) programme, which supports organisations in working to create more resilient communities.
Thurrock CVS have teamed up with Creative Blast, and together are giving people the opportunity to experience a number of different creative opportunities. The Hidden Gems project is bringing people together to share stories and conversations through the use of music, history, arts and culture, encouraging people to identify common shared values of differing cultural backgrounds and how together they can inform community led solutions that are mutually beneficial.
The project is helping to identify the gems or assets that are located within communities, such as people, places, buildings, groups etc, but these may not always be known by other people in the community. 100 photographs will be taken of people identifying their hidden gems, and these photos will be used for an exhibition showcase that will tour a number of venues across Thurrock.