Creetown Initiative

Creetown Initiative Ltd is a social enterprise, with the aims of improving life for people in rural communities.

Formed in 2002, by local residents who wanted to improve the services and quality of life for people in the parish, Creetown Initiative has since developed into a Charity, providing many projects and opportunities for the community of Creetown, in addition to a consultancy service for communities across Scotland.

Home Projects

In Creetown, we run a large variety of community projects, including:

In the past we have run large scale community arts projects, we’ve redeveloped our play park, run a textile upcycling project – Reuse Matters, run produce markets, redeveloped our village square, run Wheels2Work scooter hire scheme, run a carbon energy reduction scheme, run a Bee Conservation project and redeveloped our MUGA (Multi-Use Games Area).

Client Projects

Creetown Initiative Consultancy (now trading as Barholm Enterprise Ltd) started supporting other communities and projects in 2006. Our first consultancy project was to support the development and creation of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere. Since then we have supported in excess of 80 community projects across Scotland, from Buchanhaven near Peterhead, Caol near Fort William to Kirkcudbright in the South. Our dedicated and highly experienced team have supported a varied range of projects including project Feasibility Studies, Business Planning, the redevelopment of Castles, Community Asset Transfers, Tourism Projects, Sport and the Arts, Youth Projects, Community Action Plans and major Heritage Projects.

Our understanding of the challenges facing rural and urban communities and the fact that we are practicing consultants delivering our own projects, means we are well placed to support groups and projects across a range of subjects.

We provide a range of services tailored to our clients needs which can be fully managed projects or light touch support and advice. We are expert fund raisers with a list of major funding successes to our names, including the CatStrand New Galloway £1.4m, Creetown Enterprise Centre £800k, Johnston School Kirkcudbright £2.6m and Theatre Royal Dumfries £1.1m.

We have supported the development of major festivals, including Stranraer Oyster Festival and Kirkcudbright Festival of Light and we have carried out business reviews for key projects for groups like the Whithorn Trust.

Our passion is helping communities prosper, we can help you, give us a call.