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Do What You Love: Green & Digital Business Programme

We believe that lively, profitable communities are created by people making a living doing what they love.

From 2013-2015 the Green & Digital Business Programme explored a new way of doing business. The aim of the programme was to develop a new approach to enterprise and skills development, making the most of new ‘green’ and digital technologies to provide opportunities to Knowle West and the wider South Bristol community.

The programme, referred to as Do What You Love, aimed to create jobs for local people by supporting them to start up new community enterprises which would also have a positive social and economic impact on the local area.

Do What You Love went on to inspire a six-month pilot programme of digital manufacturing and making, which took place in the disused Eagle House Youth Centre from November 2014. The programme offered training and employment to local residents and resulted in the production of nearly 500 pieces of furniture.

Read the full Do What You Love evaluation here.

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Introductory film

What we’re dreaming of in 2015

Bristol Maker Lab is one of the big ideas dreamed up in our Do What You Love programme - we hope it will be a place for everyone to make their own products and become entrepreneurs. Bristol Maker Lab will have the very latest equipment, like 3D printers and laser cutters, with experts on hand to show people how to use them....

Jodie’s story

"A weekly Knowle West sewing group is looking for more women to join in and earn money doing something they enjoy. Earlier this year I saw a leaflet for an event called ‘Sew Clever’, and I thought ‘bonus: there’s a crèche at Knowle West Children’s Centre!’ It was half term, so I was keen to go along and have a...

For the Love of Bread – new film about Knowle West’s Bread Group

Find out more about bread making in Knowle West - watch the new Baking Bread film on YouTube. The Bread Group get together every Thursday at Knowle West Health Park to bake and sell their popular bread and to socialise. They love it - and they welcome anyone to join and learn. The Bread Group are being championed by Knowle West Media...

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Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
Knowle West
Bristol
BS4 1NL
+44 (0) 117 903 0444
enquiries@kwmc.org.uk

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