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The work of UCVR is based on our three pillars: 

Enabling communities

UCVR aims to support those groups in the community that do not have the organisation to obtain funding for themselves. Be that a residents’ group wanting to improve their immediate environment to improve well-being or a parents’ group wanting to provide playground facilities.

Cockcroft Communal Garden Project

Promoting well-being

we aim to provide facilities where everyone’s fitness, mental well-being and resilience can be enhanced, by providing opportunities such as a walking or cycling hub, a forest school and fully inclusive sports.

Forest School at Riverside


Taken from the French, renaissance means rebirth, it is about transition. Today we might think about it as Regeneration. UCVR was founded on the back of a regeneration initiative to transform the Upper Calder Valley towns. Our current flagship regeneration project the Riverside Centre aims to provide a range of outdoor activities to support our well-being programme.

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