Curve is a spectacular state-of-the-art theatre based in the heart of Leicester’s vibrant Cultural Quarter. Opened in 2008 by Her Majesty The Queen, our award-winning building, designed by acclaimed architect Rafael Viñoly, offers a completely unique visitor experience. Over 750,000 people annually engage with Curve through performances and projects in Leicester, across the UK, and internationally.
HFE is a health, fitness and education training provider to the active leisure sector that specialises in qualifications designed to prepare learners for a career as an exercise professional. Their qualifications, which are delivered in both a blended and online format, include fitness instructor, personal trainer, yoga teacher, Pilates teacher, and many more. Certificating over 3,000 learners every year, HFE are certainly leading the way in the provision of fitness industry education and qualifications.
The life-changing University of Sunderland has 20,000 students based in campuses on the North East coast, in London and Hong Kong and at its global partnerships with learning institutions in 15 countries. They have a long-established commitment to widening participation, world-leading research, public and private sector collaborations and their track record for providing quality student experiences that result in graduates who are the tomorrow-makers of society and the economy.
Preston City Council is a district council, working alongside Lancashire County Council as part of a two-tier local government system. They have 48 elected councilors who are responsible for making decisions about the future of Preston and important public services such as planning, housing, leisure and culture, and rubbish and recycling.
Cura specialises in helping people with medical conditions, high-risk occupations, hazardous travel, and sports, to get good value insurance. Since 2012, Cura have been dedicated to helping as many individuals as possible to secure insurance policies. Many have previously been turned away by other brokers as ‘uninsurable’. They pride themselves on finding the right insurance products for clients where others cannot.
Violence Free Colorado was founded in 1977 and is the statewide domestic violence coalition in Colorado, USA. They work with hundreds of organizations and individuals in local communities across their state to prevent and end relationship violence and support those affected by relationship abuse. They do this by building the capacity of domestic violence and other community-based programs across Colorado, through their statewide advocacy and social change efforts, and by informing the public about domestic violence and survivors’ needs.
Healthwatch Cheshire West is the local independent consumer champion for Health and Social Care services in Cheshire West and Chester. They Engage directly with a wide range of people in the community to gain the richness of people’s views and stories. Having conversations with people makes them better understand issues that are affecting people regarding health and care, and how they can support them by signposting them to services, organisations, or groups that can help.
Basketball Ireland (B.I.) is the national governing body for the sport on the island of Ireland. Part of FIBA, the World Governing body, B.I. is responsible for the promotion and administration of basketball throughout Ireland and for Irish international participation. Irish Basketball affiliated with FIBA in 1947 and basketball became firmly established as a recognised sport in Ireland.
From local support groups to a national charity, Meningitis Now is proud of everything they have achieved in their 30 years history. Meningitis Now was the first meningitis patient group in the world, founders of the meningitis movement and is the only charity dedicated to fighting meningitis in the UK. They have invested over £12.5m in kick-starting the development and introduction of five lifesaving meningitis vaccines and have fought tirelessly to save lives through meningitis awareness campaigns and activity. The charity also offers vital support and help to those who have experienced meningitis, helping them to rebuild their lives.
The Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) is a non-profit membership organization protecting, restoring, and conserving Maine’s environment, now and for future generations. For more than 60 years, the Natural Resources Council of Maine has been protecting the places and way of life that make Maine so special.
Lifeways is the UK’s leading team of support professionals for adults with diverse and complex needs living fulfilling and independent lives in the community. In 1995 Lifeways opened its first location for people with complex needs. Over 25 years later and they have grown to become the UK’s largest supported living specialist and help almost 5,000 people to live more independently.