b-inspired is the trading name of the Braunstone Foundation and is a neighbourhood-based charity in Braunstone, Leicester. We established in 2010 to carry forward the ground breaking work and legacy created by the BCA since 2000. We have worked to change Braunstone for the better, and together we have achieved a great deal. Working with the community, we have gained a unique insight into the real life issues close to the hearts of our residents. In identifying these issues, we have built active relationships with a huge number of organisations over a wide spectrum and have successfully delivered products and services for local people.
The charity - The Braunstone Foundation, is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. Registered in England & Wales No. 4029394. Charity Registration No. 1139537. It also provides services through its wholly owned trading arm – B-inspired (trading) Ltd. Registered in England & Wales No. 7445410.
Achievements to date
We have laid the foundation for improvements at the heart of our community, where it matters most.
Unemployment has reduced to around the City average, and 60% of adults now have some form of qualifications. However, for adults in our area, the need for qualifications, as a route into sound job prospects, is more of an issue than ever before. Our service, b-working continues its great work to provide real support, access, advice and practical help in finding and keeping employment.
Redundant buildings have been brought back into use; including The Lodge, on Braunstone Park, which is now a hub for sport and physical activity on the park and the development of empty warehouse space into the Business Box, the centre of a new enterprise quarter for the area.
The Park is quickly becoming a centre for community activity and sport following a major investment to develop new play and sports equipment to complement the work of both ourselves and our partners to promote physical activity, participation in sports and access to nature.
More people are volunteering than ever before, with hundreds of people from across the city engaged in our Achievement Project- local residents engaged in our Neighbourhood Management programme and our ever developing Braunstone Residents Network with over 400 members.
We are dedicated to continuing this improvement, which is why we deliver local services:
- b-working – Practical help and guidance for employment
- b-enterprising – Help in building a business and working for yourself.
- b-active – Promoting health and well -being for everyone.
- b-connected – Active volunteering, information about local groups, events and activities
See our separate service pages for more information of what’s on offer, when and how to get in touch!
Building on the successes achieved so far, b-inspired has been designed to provide real benefits for local communities, individuals and groups.
Without exception, all our services are community based. We know that support needs to be both practical and accessible, and b-inspired is dedicated to ensuring residents are at the very heart of what we are about. We are committed to realising the talent and skills within disadvantaged neighbourhoods, creating sustainable communities for the benefit of all.