We empower communities with the skills and confidence to take control of their futures, make best use of their built assets and to improve lives in their localities

 

We also run our own place-based regeneration activity, breathing new life into redundant buildings. We are currently focussing on the communities of Devonport and Stonehouse in Plymouth and in Liskeard, a market town in south east Cornwall.

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Devonport Guildhall

From weddings to conferences, vintage fayres to music events, Devonport Guildhall provides the perfect space for a multitude of daytime and evening functions. RIO acquired Devonport Guildhall in 2007 and officially opened its doors to the public in April 2010.

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The Market Hall

The Market Hall will deliver workspace; learning; events, conferences and exhibitions; and activities for the local community and visitors. our ambition is to create a world class, cutting edge digital arts, enterprise and learning centre in Plymouth including an amazing immersive dome.

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Consultancy

Using our extensive experience of setting up and running our own award winning social enterprises, we have developed a range of consultancy services ranging from social impact and research to  challenge based learning projects and making use of redundant buildings.

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Power to change places

A Power to Change pilot, providing support to communities in Stonehouse and Devonport to identify opportunities for community business, helping them to establish and grow.

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Ocean Studios

Ocean Studios offers a space to create for the city of Plymouth, providing affordable studios and workshop facilities for artists to develop their practices in the heart of the historic Royal William Yard.

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Case studies

Connected Schools Programme

Connected Schools Programme

18th August 2017

Hannah More Primary School

Hannah More Primary School

17th August 2017

Bristol – Connecting the community through food

Bristol – Connecting the community through food

17th August 2017