” The greatest ideas are the simplest ”   – William Golding

The KindaVillage Concept

The concept is simple…

  • Find a core team of employees, pioneers, volunteers, social entrepreneurs, who have a PASSION for social or environmental purpose and the ability to maintain and develop the facilities and activities of KindaVillage.
  • Work with these people to create the infrastructure from which to develop the community and social business activities of KindaVillage.
  • Find individuals or groups of people with a viable idea for a social or environmental business or project and the ability, PASSION and commitment to build it into something real.
  • Provide them with the right incubation facilities, support and funding to turn their social and/or environmental dreams into a reality
  • Celebrate our collective achievements when we successfully make the world a better place!
  • Share our knowledge with others to create and support more KindaVillages for our network
  • Watch the global movement grow!!

 

How we see it

The KindaVillage team will consist of a core group of community residents, employees, volunteers and social entrepreneurs; people with shared values, who are socially and environmentally responsible. These people will help us build the infrastructure for the village and help maintain and develop its activities and services.

It is important that a sense of supportive, interactive community and social purpose prevails in KindaVillage. It is also very important that our social purpose activities extend into the community outside of KindaVillage; be that the local community or beyond.

KindaVillage is surrounded by nature and we will need to work with the land and its natural inhabitants to minimise impact and build self-sustainability. Our plan, subject to local authority permission and finding the right people to lead each development, is to divide KindaVillage into 4 distinct parts:-

1) Community Residential and Social Enterprise Quarter

  • The Missing Kind charity HQ
  • A residential and volunteer community in the main house
  • Existing tourism in cottages on site for letting – expanding camping facilities and retreats
  • Rural social enterprise incubation facilities and support hub
  • Development of our own social business activities
  • An educational visitor and conferencing centre

2) Intergenerational Quarter

Alternative elderly care and schooling centres, developing new models of care and education for both old and young, using nature as a nurturing environment

3) Animal and Organic Farming Quarter

Providing shelter and care for mis-treated farm animals, animal therapy and organic food growth. Also incorporating projects to conserve wildlife and natural habitats and using permaculture principles

4) Eco Self-Build Quarter

Affordable self-builds for those in the social sector

We are open to develop any ideas from individuals or groups that fit with our values which are to be:

  • INCLUSIVE
  • EMPOWERING
  • SOCIALLY EQUAL
  • PASSIONATE & COMPASSIONATE
  • SELF-SUSTAINING
  • COMMUNITY-MINDED

With most of our social challenges around materialism and urban living, we also have a future vision for the city KindaVillage development, a community co-housing project for low-income earners in the care and charity sector with a destiny to serve

The Small Print

  • We will only support activities that make a positive difference to people, planet or animals.
  • We are looking for selfless and kind individuals who like helping others, not people who just want to make lots of money for themselves, want to live an entirely work-free life, or just have a cheap place to live!
  • Every person and activity should follow and support the values of our movement and our charity.