NPC’s analysis of Exeter Community Initiatives.
Exeter Community Initiatives
Exeter Community Initiatives (ECI) is a very unusual charity. Like many community organisations it works to improve the quality of life for people in its local area, by making the local area more economically sound and socially vibrant. Unlike most community organisations it works to develop new projects to meet needs in Exeter with the aim that they become independent rather than stay within ECI. This model has several important advantages: it means that Exeter benefits from having a range of projects set up by people who have experience in starting new work; and it allows ECI to meet a variety of needs without the charity having to grow.