Our mission

We believe in the collective power of people and that when people get together they can create positive change that will transform their neighbourhoods for good.

Our mission is to ignite social action in communities, embed community organising locally and in different sectors, and develop a strong network and sustainable future for neighbourhood community organising.

To do this we are:

• Leading on an ambitious programme to train and support 3,500 people in community organising between 2017 and 2020.

• Developing the individual membership of the organisation.

• Developing the National Academy of Community Organising.

We hear in communities across England that some people have lost hope and the ability to believe that things can ever be better. The cost of living is increasing and people are struggling to keep their heads above water. Young people who’ve never known it any other way are growing up to be adults who have lost the ability to even imagine that life could - and should - be better than this. It is not fair. This is what we want to change.
Nick Gardham, Chief Executive