Starting a Move Mates Project
Become a Partner Project
You’ll need an absolute minimum of three really passionate people in your area (we recommend five to ten) before you prepare to launch your project.
If there are other people in your area who have told us they’re also interested in starting a Move Mates project, we’ll connect you.
How it works
You’ll start by expressing your interest, and we’ll get in touch to find out more about you. Then we’ll connect you with other people in your area who have also registered their interest.
Once there are a minimum of three of you, you’ll work together to raise the £5000 start-up fee (we’ll give you support with this).
You will receive a full day of training with us, be provided with a comprehensive project manual and all the resources you need. We’ll then agree a set-up period and a launch date.
Together, you will make the decisions on how to manage your local project. You might decide that everyone does a little bit of everything, or you might define separate roles to suit people’s skills and interests, e.g. a group of five might have a social media coordinator, a fundraising coordinator and three operations coordinators.
The amount of time this takes will vary from area to area and totally depends on how big you want your project to be, but realistically you will need to be in a position to commit to at least one day per week.
What do we get when we start?
Penny – Move Mates Volunteer
Sparking Community Action
The combined force of Sarah and her Move Mate meant that not only were they being active, they were also giving back to the community, improving the environment for others living in the area.