Cosmo Community CIC helps disadvantaged people, people with poor mental health to develop skills, self-confidence and more, through coaching and social enterprise projects.

The project was set up by Altynay and four more volunteers in 2013 after working closely with immigrants who had become disadvantaged as a result of socio-economic barriers in their way. Her own experience of moving to the UK she also has the first-hand experience of this. This experience has helped to form our vision -

Ensuring that those on the margins find a way of integrating into society using a combination of technology and nature.

From running educational courses on business and employment to tending our allotment and planting trees in the neighbourhood, there are lots of ways in which we can enrich the lives of those we help. Improving social, language and digital skills is key to personal development and we aim to provide that.

For people on low incomes and those in vulnerable situations, one of the biggest barriers to moving forward in their lives is a lack of confidence. We help to build this through the activities we run. Often all it takes is a simple connection with someone else in the community.

We know that when people believe in themselves and develop certain key skills, they are able to make a huge step forward. Since 2017 we started providing support to people with mental health issues. 

Combining our knowledge of the digital and business world with an appreciation of nature, we’ve created an effective and comprehensive formula. We believe it’s where these two worlds meet that we can make the most impact.

Since 2013 we have continued to grow and have been successful in applying in a number of grants to further our vision. Our goals for the future include setting up affordable housing developments, successfully run a memorabilia shop and becoming one of the leading change-making organisations globally.

Founder/Director of Cosmo Altynay Guney

Our director Daniel Scott joined our team in 2017 he initiated the Tree Project

Our Director Jelena Pazaksina joined our team in April 2019