Liberty Programmes is a Cooperative Community Interest Company, operating exclusively for community benefit rather than for the benefit of shareholders.
We are a small team of trusted Associates, each with our own set of talents and prior experience. This means that we can meet the demands of a wide range of commissions, drawing on our different insights and skills, while meeting capacity needs cost effectively.
Any profits we make are ploughed back into doing more good.
We have a formal Board and, perhaps unusually, we also have a cooperative structure. This means that anyone can apply to become a member and influence direction.
This additional aspect to our governance is very important to us. It means that we stay closer to the beneficiaries we seek to support, as well as allowing us to involve others interested in and supportive of what we do. We all think that it’s vital to stay grounded and connected and to be open to new and different perspectives.
We believe that everyone deserves an equal chance to fulfil their potential, but that some get a raw deal in society. A combination of exploitation, reduced life chances, discrimination, stigmatisation and mistrust work against many people who are struggling, effectively reducing opportunities to fulfil their best potential. All our work seeks to address this structural unfairness, as far as we can.
The challenges and constraints in making a real, lasting and positive difference in 2018 and beyond are many. Nevertheless, we’re willing to try because we’re stupid/smart enough to believe we can change things for the better together!
We’ve taken on some really challenging projects over the years, but we’ve always met them head on. We have plenty of references and are happy to share them with you. Our rates are fair and we deliver what we agree to do.
Finally, we are building this CIC around doing good, having fun, creating and learning. If that sounds like an attractive approach to life and work, then use the contact form to ask any questions, or to start a discussion about commissioning us. Of course, I’m also very happy to meet up with you and chat informally.
With very best wishes
Dave Conroy – Associate & Chair