The Clock has been serving the community in Thirsk and surrounding areas for over 15 years – starting out as a Youth organisation but now also reaching out to families and adults in need of support by delivering training and education, 1:1 support, co-ordinating a food bank and hosting job clubs and drop-in advise session with partners including Housing officers and Citizen’s Advice Bureau.
The Clock uses social enterprise (businesses that exist for a social purpose, not for profit) to deliver the following benefits:
- Generate income to support the delivery of The Clock’s front-line activity while creating enterprise-based opportunities for individuals and the wider community which are not currently available locally.
- Provide opportunities for local people to volunteer, learn, develop new skills and progress their journey into employment.
- Act as a conduit between those in need and those who have something to give, delivering a positive emotional and environmental impact, and making sure all of our collective resources are utilised to the maximum benefit of our community.