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The Illuminate Community Group (ICG)

What is the ICG?


The ICG was set up in April 2018 to offer free practical ways to develop self-confidence, a sense of purpose and a sense of achievement. We cover a variety of activities, such as, volunteering, fundraising and preparing for the 10th anniversary celebration of Illuminate. We also regularly bring in guest speakers to share knowledge and skills on a range of topics. 


It's a relaxed and friendly environment, generally meeting weekly. Each week covers a sligthly different topic. If you are unemployed or in part time work we look forward to meeting you whether that's weekly or once every few months. 


What's coming up:


Tuesday June 19th 12:30-2:30

"Employability Skills- With Martin Cohen"

Martin has expertise in business management and employment training as well as experience in marketing consultancy. His pro-active and motivational approach will give you valuable skills and knowledge needed to gain work, from a trainer’s perspective . Even if you aren't looking for work right now, this talk will give you tools useful for the future, such as, goal and target setting. To book your place on this exciting talk please e-mail Ish.  


Tuesday June 26th 12:30-2:30

"Illuminate's 10th Anniversary preparations"

Illuminate will be 10 years old in September, so we will be helping to plan a party and create something spectacular to celebrate the charity! Whether you know Illuminate or not, this is a session where we can get the creative juices flowing and a chance to earn time credits for volunteering your time to help with this event. We may even learn some filming skills outside if the weather is nice enough! No need to book, just message Ish to let them give you more details.


If this is something that interests you  and you would like more details and a copy of June's calendar, please contact the group coordinator Ish on







An insight from the group coordinator

“I have attended the Confidence for Change course myself, and it has helped me to cope a lot better with my physical and mental health issues, which I have been battling with for 10 years. I gained so much confidence and was ready to deepen my self-exploration and the ICG was the perfect opportunity. I am really excited to see where this group goes and I hope that other members will find it to be hugely beneficial in their lives too. I look forward to meeting everyone!” 


Ish Tannahill- ICG Group Coordinator