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.
Supporting people to build their own homes.
Filling a historic hall with life and purpose
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Why it matters
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.We’re Right Here at Anthropy & Locality
Our community leaders travelled to Anthropy and to the Locality convention in Bristol. They came away with plenty of inspiration and community power allies.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.