We would like to welcome our new, shared, Strategic Director, Leon Fijalkowski, who has joined the team at Pioneer Projects.
Formerly Project Manager at Orb, http://orb-arts.org/ Leon is a long term advocate of using creativity to improve individual well-being and promote more inclusive, capable and vibrant communities.
Two of North Yorkshire’s most innovative creative arts and well-being organisations have just been awarded the very first Achieve Grant from North Yorkshire County Council’s Stronger Communities’ “Inspire, Achieve, Innovate” programme. Aimed at strengthening local voluntary and community organisations across the region, this funding will allow Orb and Pioneer to share skills, knowledge and costs and develop more effective linked up services – helping both organisations deliver more effective support to more people across a wider area.
“In the current financial climate, it’s never been more important for people to come together, to find shared, effective and sustainable solutions to local needs. This is an ideal opportunity for Orb and Pioneer to do just that – increasing our impact on local people, helping building healthier communities in which everyone can contribute and hopefully creating a model that can work across such a diverse place as North Yorkshire.”
Leon is looking forward to gradually meeting everyone and finding out about what you would all like to see Pioneer Projects Achieve in the future!