The Trustees of Active Communities are delighted to announce the appointment of Alan Clark as our new CEO.
Alan brings with him a wealth of experience in the third sector and joins us from young person's charity Create Paisley, where he worked for 14 years, the last nine as Executive Director.
Whilst at Create, Alan supported the charity with its vision to fight hopelessness through supporting hundreds of young people in community and school settings to get creative, be part of a community, grow in confidence and share their voice.
Alan also supports other national and local charities in several voluntary roles.
Alan said: “I am delighted to be appointed as Chief Executive of Active Communities and look forward to continuing the great work the team already delivers in our communities: connecting people, reducing health inequalities and improving health and wellbeing.
"This reflects my own ethos and values and I look forward to championing and progressing this vital work."
Sarah-Jane Russell, Chair of the Board at Active Communities, said: “Alan brings extensive knowledge to the post and is perfectly placed to take up this role, delivering our ambitions for Active Communities and Station Seven."
Alan's appointment comes at an exciting time for Active Communities as we have recently received grant funding for two exciting projects.
Thanks to the Scottish Government we have created a new project called Round The Table. The project will provide opportunities for people across Renfrewshire to come together to: access support, eat, cook, talk, participate, share, learn and make decisions.
The National Lottery Community Fund has also awarded us money to create HE.AL.THY (Healthy Eating, Active Lifestyle, Thriving Happier You). This three-year funding will see a host of new projects take place in Station Seven and across Renfrewshire, coordinated by Active Communities.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest on our new projects.