Hitched Communities

Enabling and mobilising communities to be social agents that create health, wealth and wellbeing. experiment, scale and deliver impact. change the system for the better.

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What We Do

Hitch Fund Projects

Using our funds and resources to deliver transformational, sustainable and scalable projects that have significant social impact.

Project and Service Design

Support to develop intelligence based well positioned, impactful projects and services.

Evaluation and Impact Measurement

Effective approaches to evaluating, measuring and communicating your organisations impact


Researching and implementing successful funding strategies with a clear and structured plan to secure much needed resources to maximise your impact.

See What Our Friends Have To Say About Us Below

Invaluable Partners

The support we have received from Hitched Communities has been second to none, it has allowed us at Nightingales to believe our ambitious ideas are reachable. They have enabled us as a small cic to grow and learn together to reach the outcomes we aim for to meet the needs of our service users, staff and Nightingales as a whole. I believe working with Hitched has been integral to future developments for the service.

Nikki Heywood, Team Leader at CGL – Wirral Ways

The knowledge and skills that Hitched Communities have brought to the table have been exceptional and the approach we have adopted to deliver this work puts us in a great place to achieve our ambitions. They have helped us identify and articulate the core values that drive us, to develop a framework so we can put those values into action, and create a process to measure and improve our impact. It has been a very great pleasure working with Grant and the team, and the benefits of our collaboration are already proving to be invaluable.

Damien Prescott, Director Nightingales CIC

Thanks to Hitched Communities for supporting the creation of tools and assets to enable communities to engage effectively with licencing teams across England. It has enabled us to begin coordinating and maximising our limited resources in Cheshire and Merseyside to improve licencing practice.

Alcohol Licensing

Hitched Communities are a valued member of the Hub2030 community. Both they, with Hitch Marketing, have been invaluable in helping Hub2030 to communicate its mission to promote and embed the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals across the Liverpool City Region.

2030 Hub

Hitched Communities, with the input of Gary, has helped us design a project and secure valuable resources to co-create an innovative digital solution to help scale our MyTime service, which matches hard working volunteer carers with breaks made freely available by retail vendors.


We’d like to thank Hitched Communities for their ideas and enthusiasm in getting Sermons on The Mount mountain group initiative off the ground. Its potential to engage church communities across the UK is exciting. We look forward to seeing how this initiative can grow over time.

Sermons On The Mount

Working Together to Build Communities

Our Hitch Fund Projects

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The Mountain Pass

Case Study

The Mountain Pass is a new programme that has been designed to complement the work of our partners by providing a different approach to challenging their service user’s perceptions around their levels of self-efficacy, aspiration, and hope for the future. 

Case Study

Safe Families for Children

Case Study
Helping a family with children who is in a crisis is one of the greatest privileges there is. Presented with an opportunity to create the foundations to make that a reality for hundreds of families with the help of hundreds of volunteers, was simply too great to resist.
Case Study

MyTime for Carers

Case Study

Caring full-time for a loved one as a volunteer is one of the most selfless things a person can do. So we were very open to helping Local Solutions think through a solution to support and encourage their carers in a way that can scale.

The People Who Make Our Community

Our Team

Gary Wootten

Gary Wootten


Gary, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Chartered Institute of Marketing, is a social behaviour change practitioner and a regular contributor at national and international conferences on the theme of social behaviour change.
Sarah Evans

Sarah Evans


Sarah is a professional community engagement and youth development practitioner, with significant expertise in operations management for community projects and programmes.

Libby Higgins

Libby Higgins


Libby is an accountant by trade and has extensive background in working with charities and community organisations. 

Grant Sellars

Grant Sellars


Grant is a funding strategy and impact measurement adviser who has been working within the charity sector for the last 10-years. His recent experience includes being a Director at one of the largest YMCA’s in the country, previous to that he had a 23-year career in local authority rising to the position of Deputy Director of Leisure.

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