|Address:||The Community Enterprise Centre , Well Street, Cefn Mawr, WREXHAM, LL14 3AL||Type||Full Members|
|Tel:||01978 814 920|
DVCP Trading CIC (the CIC) is a community interest company that has evolved from the Dee Valley Community Partnership charity, based in Cefn Mawr near Wrexham. The charity was set up in 2004 and, supported by Wrexham County Borough Council, took forward the Plas Madoc and Cefn Joint Community Strategy that had been in place since 1997 to tackle issues associated with regeneration and social inclusion.
In 2007 the CIC was formed to generate revenue streams through the redevelopment and renovation of land and buildings, with a view to creating commercial, residential and community premises. This not only transforms the physical landscape of communities but also provides affordable opportunities for local residents and businesses.
Profits made from primary activities combine with external funding to rejuvenate communities by investing in people and social projects, either directly, through the charity allowing it to satisfy its objectives or in partnership with other organisations.
The CIC was set up by members of the community who wanted to make a difference in their local area.
In line with the area of benefit of the charity, the CIC has historically focused its activities in the five villages of Cefn Mawr, Acrefair, Plas Madoc, Rhosymedre and Newbridge, all of which are located south of Wrexham. However in 2011 the CIC began to explore opportunities across a wider area in order to enhance its sustainability.
Currently (Aug. 2012) the CIC manages two buildings with a combined eleven units; three residential and eight commercial. The Community Enterprise Centre hosts the local Member of Parliament, a charitable historical society, a private business, a community cafe and male hairdressers.
The second building has the three residential units and a high street commercial unit currently occupied by a local entrepreneur.
The CIC operates an after school club that provides children with a safe environment to relax, socialise and complete homework.
Future developments are evaluated on a project-by-project basis, examining their viability, social and environmental benefits.