The CMP Project began life in 2011 as a social enterprise partly in response to the 'Big Society Agenda' alongside a strong desire to support the local community in a time of recession. To start, it comprised a small group of committed local businesses working together in a myriad of ways to make a lasting difference to the communities.
2011 - The Birth of CMP
In the first year, the group elected to concentrate energies on addressing a major local social priority then: the homeless adult population in the Borough and over the course of the next two years, CMP supported the growth, expansion, sustainability and development of The Vine Day Centre in Aldershot.
2013 - The Expanded Alliance or CMPP
In later years, CMP as a social enterprise was wound up and replaced by a new expanded alliance; CMP partners themselves took on the independent responsibility for funding and managing future development and hence CMPP (with the extra P) was born.
Having worked closely with The Vine Day Centre between 2011-2013, leaving the organisation immeasurably better equipped to operate in the future, Partners then turned their attention towards an further emerging local need: raising aspirations and encouraging progression in local young people and for a further two years of the project supported was given to the charity Creating Futures.
2015 - Raising Aspirations
The CMPP group created the Youth Aspiration Fund (the YAF) and Give and Get Days (GAG days). Both schemes are driven by the needs of the local community to which we as a business network respond. CMPP Partners organise a plethora of fundraising activities and events to support the growth and development of both the YAF and GAG Grants.
Community groups can apply online for finance and volunteers to support their development.
2017 - Today, A Lasting Model
The CMPP Steering Group will continue to monitor and respond to the needs of the community whilst encouraging other similar-minded organisations to get involved, help raise money for community projects, volunteering skills, time, expertise and resource as needed.
This year (2017), for the first time ever, we are working with other local Boroughs to replicate the CMPP concept of striving towards stronger, more able communities.
CMPP Partners gather at Farnborough Business Park to talk about working together to raise money for young people projects.