Our Work

We’ve programmed our informal educational and cultural activities for small and large group workshops, mini training programmes to introduce participants to new transferable skills, techniques and ideas to improve employable opportunities.

We are finding new ways to reach the people we work with using digital delivery, guided self help or detacheched community engagement. Inspired to influence social change and innovative ways to improve social inclusion,and have  produced pilot interventions, case studies and training toolkits.

Our Recent Work

We are finding new ways to reach the people we work with using digital delivery, guided self help or detacheched community engagement. Inspired to influence social change and innovative ways to improve social inclusion,and have  produced pilot interventions, case studies and training toolkits.

The production of fashion is the second most polluting industry after the Petro-Chemical industries. We want to change attitudes and behaviours and help reduce CO2 emissions linked to the waste produced in manufacturing the clothes we wear. We received the 2020-2021 Community Fund from Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority & Veola to deliver our sustainable environment project ‘From Disposable to Sustainable Fashion’

Environment & Fashion Sustainability

Our weekly workshops and monthly events will provide opportunities for women to learn how to upcycle and reuse fabric in lots of creative ways to save money and the environment.  We sewed, deconstructed and reconstructed garments, and made face masks and aprons from basic patterns pieces, and novel ways to reuse denim, environmental organisation Sustainable World Generation led educational zoom workshops on recycled fashion, jeans and circular economy.

With over 200.000 million jeans being sold yearly, the impact of recycling jeans and using organic cotton can be huge.

Plastic pollution is harming our marine ecosystem and killing marine species every year to extinction. Finding new ways of living without plastic is a challenging  task and worse since the pandemic and the millions of disposable masks that inevitably will end up in our oceans.

The Indigo story embodies the transatlantic trade and a dark time in the history of the production of denim that intrinsically links race, nations and workers together.  From workwear to the runway, the story of denim speaks to us all and continues to transcend age, race, size and background as more than just a  functional garment.

We got creative during lockdown and kept kids busy making their own designer trainers and t-shirts with acrylic paints. Younger environmentalists  made colourful patchwork shapes from old clothes adding bright jewels, feathers, buttons etc, to make each patch work unique.

Saving our Bees S.O.B

We cannot survive without bees but the population of bees is still in dramatic decline Thanks to receiving the Liverpool City Region Community Environment Fund, Our Save the Bees (SOB) project, a social, environmental and enterprising programme is helping to boost the bee population and protect liverpool’s forna environment.

Local beekeeper, Barry Change known as the Bee Whisperer will work with the Caribbean community centre and other groups to teach, train and mentor more people to join in and help to look after our buzzing friends so they can continue to look after us.

This project addresses a number of the root causes of bee decline and potential species collapse through education, social engagement and enterprise, selling the products and worth of bees to a wider audience and returning the income to the project in order to establish a sustainable project model.

Project starts in March 2021 after school reopening.

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RISE Empowering Training Opportunities And Building Confidence

Supporting Local Women Through the Covid-19 Pandemic

During 2020, Vidhya Alakeson, CEO of Power to Change, said: “Whilst Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on people right across the country, it has disproportionately affected Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. By bringing together this strategic partnership, we’ve ensured this much-needed financial support is reaching those communities that need it most.” 

In response to the call for action, ACE received a share of £9.5million of National Lottery funding to help recover from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic  awarded through the Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme (CCLORS). The scheme is led by independent trust Power to Change in partnership with Locality, The Ubele Initiative and Social Investment Business, and was part of The National Lottery Community Fund’s Coronavirus Community Support Fund, that launched in May 2020

Our Rise project connects women with qualified specialist trainers who have the skills and knowledge to identify and address learners’ needs to help people to get over barriers and hurdles to maximise their skills and talents.  We help service users to make informed decisions about learning and routeways to work, and careers tailored to service users’ needs about the jobs, courses and qualifications they can access.

Information, advice and guidance services to meet learning needs:

  • Build up your confidence and motivation about your future
  • Our careers advisers are qualified, experienced and independent and will answer your questions impartially about jobs and careers, and help you understand careers information
  • Develop skills to increase opportunities of job including
  • Individual action plans agreed with an adviser
  • Goal setting, setting review dates
  • Online.Interview technique practice
  • Workshops on CV writing, covering letters and application-form filling
  • Support with IT and digital communication skills
  • Job search and registering with agencies
  • Referral to other organisations where appropriate links with local employers and a personal development portfolio