Porch Project join the Inspire family

1 March 2023

Inspire is proud to announce a merger with the Porch Project in Hadleigh.

The Porch Project supports young people by giving them a safe place to go, as well as support and guidance through social activities and learning and support programmes. They ensure that young people have the skills and knowledge to have bright futures. Located on the High Street, they offer spaces where young people can relax, meet up with friends, play games and more, all in a safe environment.

The Porch Project has been a vital part of the Hadleigh community for years and Inspire is proud to be taking over the reins. The two organisations share a common goal of providing a safe and welcoming space for young people, helping raise their ambitions, and realise their potential. The merger will allow Inspire to expand its reach and make an even greater impact on the community.

The merger will bring together the expertise and resources of two Suffolk charities, creating an even bigger force for good in the community. The new partnership will enable young people to benefit from a wider range of support, ensuring that they have access to the help they need to thrive and succeed.

“We are thrilled to be welcoming The Porch Project into the Inspire family,” said Terry Baxter, CEO of Inspire. “Both of our organisations are dedicated to supporting young people onto a positive future. By combining our efforts, we can provide an even more comprehensive range of services to the community.”

Neil Fox, Quality and Improvement Manager at Inspire, said, “We look forward to continuing the essential work the Porch Project is doing within the community to ensure young people have a safe space to go outside of school hours and someone independent to talk to in school. Together, we can do even more to support their development.”

James Buckle, Chair of the Porch Project, said, “I believe this move will be an amazing opportunity to further the work of both organisations and radically improve the offering for children and young people in Suffolk. We can deliver so much more as a team than individually, it will create a wide-reaching organisation which can only be beneficial to the young people we serve.”