Freestyle community

Projects CIC

Supporting communities across Teesside to flourish.

About Us

FreeStyle Community Projects CIC is a community development organisation. Our evolutionary purpose is to work with individuals and communities seeking transformation in Teesside. We search for connection to grow positive, holistic community.

We sense that a better world is waiting for us, so we experiment with creative spaces and bold actions to realise it. FreeStyle is an ecosystem of many projects. Each community-led and with their own relationships to the rest of the organisation.

Community Organising

Creativity and Arts

Hosting and Facilitation

Creating Social Infrastructure

Our Projects

We work across a wide variety of areas, all under the ethos of building stronger community connections and improving social infrastructure that can support Teesside’s communities to thrive.

Rediscovering our neighbourhoods

A collaborative art project

Creative wellbeing for happiness

Urban Rebirth

alleyway makeovers

People having conversation together


hosting powerful conversations

A Doodle and Pens

Relaxation through creativity

Close up of girl hands coloring eggs for easter II

crafts & creativity for families

Autumn Transformation

Deep Routes

shared learning about social change

agenda free social spaces

Person Playing Lego Blocks on Table

Sharecycle & Boro Bricks

A lending library of useful items

Open Sign on Store Door
Local Community Service River Cleanup Teamwork

The Exchange

a community hub in central boro

Poverty Truth Comission

nothing about us, without us, is for us

Meet the team

Athene Wherrett

I host our community venue, The ​Exchange and co-host various ​projects from there such as the ​Public Living Rooms. I also write ​most of our policies. When not ​writing policies.

I may be found walking my dog, ​building a massive space empire or ​smashing weights out at the gym - ​not all at the same time.

Emily Treadgold

I love creating event spaces and ​opportunities for people to meet up ​and collaborate/ support/ learn from ​each other and share resources.

I love to look after all my house ​plants and making crafts with my ​hands like knitting, macrame and ​origami.

Andy Falconer

A world of connection and human ​flourishing is within our grasp. I love ​experimenting with interesting ways ​of making space for this in Teesside. ​You'll find me playing with big ideas, ​tinkering with community ​transformation and building bridges ​between it all.

To rest my brain I find beauty in ​nature.

Sarah Falconer

I love all things creative and can ​calm, excite or inspire people of all ​ages with art and crafts! My passion ​is to show the benefits of creativity ​for wellbeing.

I'm a messy person with a million ​ideas but I also love paperwork, ​record keeping and doing things ​properly.

Bobbie Bailey

I consult on various ways to ​incorporate placemaking principles ​across Freestyle’s projects that help ​to regenerate underused and ​unloved public spaces by ​transforming them in to unique ​places communities can be proud of.

When i'm not imagining up new ​worlds you'll find me wandering the ​streets looking for the next hidden ​Teesside gem.

Work with us

Freestyle Community Projects CIC supports communities across Teesside to flourish. From Public Living Rooms to mindful art sessions we have developed a diverse range of projects that help Teesside thrive.

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