People should have the power to shape the places where they live.
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.
LOOKING FOR ANSWERS?
WE'RE RIGHT HERE.
Who we are
Driven by community leaders
Running a place to meet in one of Britain’s most challenged neighbourhoods.
Tackling health inequalities at the heart of community.
Managing the country's first community-owned farm.
Building community in Heeley for 25 years.
Working with the whole community to regenerate a disused church.
Taking over buildings and putting them in community hands.
Why it matters
On Monday 13 June, the movement for community power arrived at Parliament to stake its claim. And it was something to witness.New research: Covid mutual aid groups are here to stay
Our new research shows that over four in ten of the local groups which sprang up in the first days of the Covid pandemic have become permanent hubs of neighbourly support.“We can earn our own keep” Growing a grassroots economy in Sheffield
In Sheffield, Heeley Trust has stepped in where the market and state had left – helping to create a healthy, prosperous, community-led local economy. Meet our campaign leader Andy Jackson.Read all
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We’re Right Here.
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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.