We are a community interest company based in Oldham. We are focused on helping make the world around us a better, healthier and happier place. 

We founded the CIC on May 22nd 2017, We believe that giving communities a voice, offering the support and tools to help them engage in the design, delivery of positive provisions helps to create a more independent community and more positive future for all those involved. 

REEL support and challenge communities to take ownership, provide bespoke training and interventions to thrive. We already have a great reputation for the voluntary work we do.  

We aim to reduce the barriers to education, training, volunteering and employment (ETVE). We promote the principles and best practice of asset based community development (ABCD) and using social and behavioural learning to encourage positive role modelling, social interaction and improve active citizenship. We promote social inclusion, responsibility along with improving the safety, recovery, resilience and wellbeing of the local community.

We couldn't do what we do without  the help of our incredible staff team and Volunteers we call TEAM REEL.

We deliver a diverse range of interventions, projects and activities for families, children, young people and adults. 

At REEL we believe education is for all, we understand we do not all learn the same way. 

We provided second chances to those whom are often excluded in society. 

We transform real lives by increasing self-awareness, self-belief and motivation to change by providing  opportunities to learn in positive environments. 

We offer valuable work experience and access to one to one support.

REEL encourage peer support and have developed our own in-house mentoring scheme. We like to call our mentors  REEL Optimist. Our REEL Optimists have had a personal journey or self discovery with REEL  and now wish to pass on the positivity! Our Optimist have been trained to lead on projects and are provided with a personal action plan to support them reach career goals. 

We are highly proud of our REEL Ambassadors and coaches  who come from a diverse range of professional backgrounds who are happy to skill share by offering opportunities to shadow them, share lived experiences. our Ambassadors range from inspiring local leaders, athletes, musicians, health professionals, coaches to ordinary people whom do extraordinary things in our communities. Sharing is caring and at REEL we truly care about the lives we meet.

REEL empowers individuals to explore and discover their own true potential and value they bring to the community.

Team REEL are passionate about making a real difference to the lives of those whom access our services.

We do challenge

We do support

We do fun

We do hard work

We keep our promises

We don't give up on people

We do positivity

We embrace learning from our mistakes

We believe and achieve

We always keep it real! 

We seek to empower communities to reclaim public spaces, regain control and ownership of self and society to change lives for the better.

REEL celebrate diversity, pride in the community and encourage laughter, learning and love in all we do.

We do Real Education Empowering Lives :)

Get Involved

Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! 

We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. 

We're excited to have you join TEAM  REEL!

A Big Thank You

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. 

Thank you to funders and partners agencies who support the work we do.

We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help and support from people like you.