Camphill Village Trust (CVT) Embracing Community

Partnership project which aims to connect people in more with their wider community and encourage more people in the wider community to connect with Botton Village.

The project finds, supports and works through Community Champions, enabling them to help each other and to contribute to their community. Champions come from Botton, as well as from the local villages of Danby, Castleton and other areas of the Esk Valley. Every month Champions get together to generate ideas and plan action they can take to make their community a better place to live. Activities to date include helping with North York Moors supertasks, such as beach cleans and connecting with people who live in a local care home.

We also work to help CVT to make its fantastic assets and resources more available to the wider community. Examples include organising and hosting community events such as concerts, guided walks and even a community apple pressing event. Botton has also developed its library for the wider community to use, and it is now a place that local people can use as a hot desk hub. Many fantastic partnerships have emerged.