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Community based charity Charity number 1048996 Cathryn Thom – Funding and Development Manager.

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1 community based charity Charity number Cathryn Thom – Funding and Development Manager

2 Bramley Baths community based charity

3 Background In February 2011 Leeds City Council announced the plans to reduce opening hours at the baths with potential future closure. BARCA-Leeds with West Leeds MP Rachel Reeves and Cllr Ted Hanley organised a public meeting to discuss what this will mean to the local community and how it can be prevented. BARCA involvement was to talk to the group about the community taking over the baths with our support. community based charity

4 Friends of Bramley Baths In May 2011 Friends of Bramley Baths was formed with people represented from BARCA and the local community. June 2011 LCC put out an invitation for expressions of interest and FOBB through BARCA declared an expression of interest. In January 2012 FOBB submitted a full 100 page business plan to LCC with full market research, 5 year budgets, sensitivity analysis, vision, mission and purpose, and need for the project In May 2012 the council said yes to the business plan and also that they would support FOBB in the first couple of years if we got into financial difficulty. FOBB are in the process of setting up a BENCOM with the baths due to open in January community based charity

5 Top 10 Tips 1.Take the bull by its horns 2.Get the right team involved 3.Get help 4.Do your research 5.Talk to the public 6.Think a bit differently 7.Get the support of the media 8.Be prepared to make some harsh choices to make sure the business plan works. 9.Be prepared to put in the hard work 10.Work in partnership with the council community based charity

6 Friends of Bramley Baths community based charity

7 Questions? community based charity

8 Charity number


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