People should have the power to shape the places where they live.

Our argument

During Covid, we woke up to the power of community.

But it’s not new. People have long been working together to support each other, create good local jobs and improve their areas.

And by doing so, communities help to tackle some of the biggest problems facing us.

Problems like inequality, local decline, loneliness and mistrust.

So why is making a difference still such an uphill struggle?

We’re stuck in a system which isn’t working anymore.

Where power is held by remote institutions and distant politicians.

They’re looking for answers, but they’re looking in the wrong places.

We need to trust the people who know their areas.

We need to put power in the hands of our communities.


Who we are

Driven by community leaders

Sacha BeddingHartlepool

Running a place to meet in one of Britain’s most challenged neighbourhoods.

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Neelam HeeraBirmingham

Tackling health inequalities at the heart of community.

Charlotte HollinsShropshire

Managing the country's first community-owned farm.

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Andy JacksonSheffield

Building community in Heeley for 25 years.

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Inayat OmarjiBolton

Working with the whole community to regenerate a disused church.

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Deana BamfordCoalville

Taking over buildings and putting them in community hands.

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Claude HendricksonLeeds

Supporting people to build their own homes.

Annoushka DeightonManchester

Filling a historic hall with life and purpose

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Vision &

Our Vision People should have the power to shape their places and communities should have the rights and tools they need to come together and take control of their own futures. Our Mission The We’re Right Here campaign is working to build a united movement for community power, spanning places and communities across the UK as well as the political spectrum.
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Why it matters

Become a Community Champion for We’re Right Here

We want to build a powerful, passionate and committed team of advocates for community power. If that feels like you, or if you know anyone who is well placed to fill the role, please get in touch.

“I’ve seen what can happen when communities have control”: Annoushka Deighton joins We’re Right Here

We’re delighted to welcome Annoushka Deighton as our newest community leader.

“People out there actually care”: How participatory grantmaking can give communities the power to make change

Born and bred in Camden, Nazma wanted to make a difference in her community. In this interview she explains how Camden Giving’s participatory grantmaking has supported her to do just that, and why a Community Power Act would help people like her to do more for their community.

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Friends Provident Foundation
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Local Trust
New Local
Peoples Health Trust logo
Power to Change logo
Young Foundation

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We’re Right Here is currently a campaign centred on English legislation. But we are keen to explore how we can build the movement in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Please get in touch if you would like to help.