Golden Iris

Expression of interest for use of the Elmhirst Building 

Golden Iris are a group of young volunteers from in and around Totnes that work within the community to bring forward creative activities, skills development, capacity building and respect. They are working with Totnes Community Development Society to renovate and use the Elmhirst Building (the lower school site within KEVICC) which Totnes Community Development Society have a licence to use. 

The Golden Iris team have a programme of events for the spring and the summer which take on and expand those activities within their debut event – the Golden Iris Festival 2017. These are focused on music, dance, fashion, photograph, graffiti and carpentry.

This form has been put together to enable collaboration through the Elmhirst Building; to establish where there are other activities within the community, already underway or planned, that can support the Golden Iris team in opening up the building for the benefit of young people and other vulnerable individuals in the community, and make best use of the space in line with the vision of the Golden Iris team.

For more information about Golden Iris please see:

Please complete the form as fully as possible so that when space becomes available the team can get in touch.

Thank you.

Your Information

Elmhirst Building Use

Totnes Community Development Society is supporting the Golden Iris team to realise this vision for the Elmhirst Building:

Our main aim for developing the Elmhirst Building is supplying the community and young people a safe, yet inviting place, for people with all types of interests to come and get involved with either supporting something they are doing, or getting young people involved with something new or developing new skills. This idea stemmed from the lack of safe and inviting places for young people in the Totnes community; resulting in many young people not being able to discover or practise a talent in a place where nobody is judged and everyone is included and safe. We, as a team feel this is exactly what the Totnes community needs in order to open new opportunities for every young person. 

How will you contribute to the running of the Elmhirst Building? 

Please tick as many of the below that are appropriate and that you can commit to fulfilling on behalf of the community.

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Thank you for your interest in Golden Iris and Totnes Community Development Society. 

We'll be in touch as space meeting your requirement opens again soon. 

Totnes Community Development Society (TCDS) is an industrial Provident Society for the Benefit of the Community registered with the FCA 31671 R, HRMC Charities Reference Number EW75931