Our History


KIM Inspire was established in 2002 to offer a revolutionary gender specific service enabling women to recover from mental ill health and rebuild their lives for the better (KIM4Her).

In 2014 KIM’s services developed further to include support for men and young people.

KIM4Him was developed and facilitated by 3 male social work students on different placements over a 10 month period with no dedicated resources. This proved a very popular group and 3 years on have finally secured funding to maintain this valuable service.

At the same time we established a service for young people, the KIM-Betweeners; an innovative project aimed at confidence building, reducing isolation and helping young people aged 13-24 make the change to a more positive and motivated mind set.

 

Our timeline to date


2002

The KIM project limited registered as Company Limited by Guarantee Team: 1 Full time manager Finance worker: 1 day a week Women Accessing KIM: 20 Volunteers: 5

2003

Women Accessing KIM: 48

2004

Women Accessing KIM: 56 Registered as a Charity

2005

Women Accessing KIM: 99

2006

Women Accessing KIM: 94 Peer Mentor Support (PMS) established Hospital project established and won third prize in Michael Griffiths Innovation Award

2007

KIM received Care Council for Wales Social Care Accolade Award for community contribution Branching Out service established

2008

Client Advisory Team (CATs) established

2009

Client and Volunteers start to facilitate their own groups Investors in Volunteers award granted

2010

Women Accessing KIM: 120 Volunteers: 31 ReActive Training Consultancy established

2011

Finalist in 2011 Social Care Accolade Award ReActive Co-ordinator and Community Development Officer for Wrexham employed Finalist in Entrepreneur Award 2011 Turnaround Service for female offenders Café KIM opened in Heddfan Unit

2012

Winner: Wales Volunteer of the Year Award OCN Accredited volunteer training

2013

Content

2014

Mens Cooking Group started KIM 4 Him was established KIM Betweeners was established Mold KIM Café began in the lawcourts

2015

Care Council for Wales – 10 year special award for most developed project KIM Choir began

2016

First choir fundraising event

2017

15th Anniversary

Some of our most recent accolades



  • Care Council of Wales; first ever 10 year award for most developed previous winner; we won our first accolade in 2007 for community development
  • Lloyds Bank Foundation Valuing Volunteers category for Wales winner. Went on to become finalists in UK category
  • North Wales Police Commissioner’s Community Award; Third Sector category winners
  • GlaxoSmith Kline Impact Awards; finalists
  • Scott Robinson, admin and IT officer; North Wales Training Customer of the Year 2016
  • Hannah Carrington; Tom Jones (OBE) Award for Outstanding Volunteering Contribution
  • Annie Donovan CEO; BASW Cymru Certificate of Achievement, recognising her contribution to Social Work in Wales 2017.
  • KIM staff team; BASW Cymru Certificate of Achievement, recognising the team’s contribution to social work in Wales.