Egin is a new mentoring programme unlocking the collective power of communities in Wales to live sustainably in balance with our resources.
Are you a community organsitation which is looking to think and act greener and more sustainably? Do you think it is time to become more resilient in every way but you don’t quite know where to start? Read on:
Transition Bro Gwaun is a proud facilitator of the Egin programme. Here is an overview of our TBG-based Peer Mentors and what they offer:
- Jasmine Dale offers support on Action Plans, visioning, wildlife and ecosystems, food growing, and effective, creative communication of ideas and projects.
- Corinne Cariad offers support on community enterprise, community cafes and food projects, surplus food, food education, neurodiversity, funding and income generation.
- Deb Winter offers support on all aspects of running a volunteer project from planning & volunteer recruitmentthrough to outcomes monitoring; also on getting your message across through dynamic public speaking and performance storytelling.
Egin’s main focus is on helping those who will be the most impacted by environmental crises and climate change, yet may often feel they are not part of conversations around these issues. Through Egin, community groups can access Peer Mentor support to take their first steps towards taking action on a wide range of issues, including food, biodiversity, waste, energy, transport, housing, education, running and starting projects and events and much more.
Regional facilitators work with community groups to help them develop their ideas and create an Action Plan and then link them with Peer Mentors – experienced people who can offer their advice, inspiration and knowledge to enable others to take action. A group who has written an action plan, also has the opportunity to apply for up to £15k funding to implement their ideas.
There is also an online Egin platform for experienced group and newly signed up Egin groups to share information and resources. Even if you are not being supported by the Egin programme, you can still request to join the Egin Online Community and take part in discussions. Go to egin.community and click “Request to join” – you will be accepted if you are in or near Wales and your work or interests are aligned with climate change and sustainability. The Online Community is available in English and Welsh.
If your community group or organisation would like to find out more about receiving Peer Mentoring support from Egin, please contact us. If you’re interested in applying to become a Peer Mentor, or you want to connect with us for any other reason, please use the contact form on their website or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Egin is the continuation of the Renew mentoring programme that ran successfully from 2012 – 2022.