ODEF receives funding from charitable trusts and statutory authorities to carry out specific projects in the community. These projects focus on the economic regeneration and diversification of the local area, and this community driven approach lies at the heart of each project. Whether that’s by supporting those in need with the Ever Green project, improving skills of local people through the Wild Sherwood project, supporting people to search and apply for jobs at the ODEF Work Club or by providing green space for local people to grow their own food and live healthier lifestyles at the Feel Good Foods project.
ODEF also hosts actions teams, where groups of volunteers get together and tackle issues relating to ODEF’s aims and objectives. Currently ODEF’s Transport Action team is campaigning for an extension of the Robin Hood line, to provide better transport links to the local community, which will play a big part in the economic regeneration of the area.
As well as our projects and action teams, ODEF also runs a Creative Community Centre, which enables local craftsman and artists to showcase their work and hosts workshops and events for the local community.
If you would like to know how to get involved in one of ODEF’s projects or action teams, contact us for more information.