Nechells POD acts as a resource for the Nechells community by providing a safe and welcoming space in which residents can get together to participate in a wide range of activities and access services that empower them to lead self-determined, fulfilled lives and feel a sense of belonging to their community regardless of age, gender, race, faith or social background.
We have a volunteer Board, which sets strategy and supports the staff team in ensuring the organisation fulfills its Mission.
History & Development
NechellsPOD developed as a result of the successful community work that evolved through Nechells Education Action Zone. In May 2008 the EAZ Head teachers appointed an EAZ Director to renovate a derelict nursery and turn it into a community hub that would support the residents of Nechells. In September 2008 Nechells POD opened its doors and started offering a wide range of support, advice and guidance to improve the life chances of the community. Unfortunately EAZ funding ended in March 2011, but such was the commitment of the EAZ head teachers and the success of the work of The POD that the service continued to grow and in May 2012 Nechells POD became a Community Interest Company (CIC), allowing access to funding streams that would further develop the work.
The local community is fully committed to supporting and influencing the work of The POD which has become a vibrant community resource in the heart of Nechells.
Company Number: 8075946