The Goodwin team has a strong workforce of 200 employees along with 140 volunteers through out the company who are willing to help the local people of Hull.
Within the city’s communities we help by identifying and addressing the needs of the local people and by working in partnership with public, private and third sector organisations.
The sustainability of Goodwin and its Family of Services provision is at the forefront of our minds and we have ensured its future sustainability by investing in an asset-driven portfolio in the very heart of the community where the Trust began to the extent that we are now operating 20 services from 15 different sites throughout Hull.
In 1994, fourteen residents in Hull’s Thornton Estate decided to band together and tackle the social ills that plagued their community. They decided that enough was enough, and, through a blend of hard work, hope, help, goodwill, compassion and ambition, they changed their community for the better and for good.
Twenty years later, that small band of committed people has become the Goodwin Development Trust, a social enterprise employing 200 local people, whose success stems from community pride, entrepreneurial spirit, organisational flexibility and a business approach to attracting funding.
The sustainability of Goodwin and its family of services are at the forefront of our minds, and we have ensured future sustainability by investing in an asset-driven portfolio in the very heart of the community where the Trust began – we now operate twenty services from fifteen different sites throughout Hull.
That portfolio includes; children’s centres and nurseries, a community college, disability care facilities, sports pitches, a youth and arts, with further investment in building high quality social housing on the estate, plus renovating empty properties to create additional social housing.
Our offices and conference facilities are leased to local businesses, thereby generating income and further sustaining the charitable objectives of the Trust. Goodwin also donates working spaces free-of-charge to local third-sector organisations, where this aligns with the Charity’s objectives.
We are a locally controlled and accountable organisation. We committed to improving the quality of life in communities through identifying and addressing the needs of local people, and by working in partnership with them and various statutory, voluntary and professional organisations.
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