Organising Groups

Organising Groups comprise of a minimum 21 members (of Community Organisers), who through their organising practice are tackling issues that matter most to them. The groups work together, listening to their community, building their collective power and developing community led solutions.

Organising Groups underpin the community organising practice already happening within communities across England. The groups ensure that priorities for community and social action directly emerge from our neighbourhoods. This guarantees that Community Organisers continues to remain authentic – acting locally and nationally on issues that people care about.

Organising Groups can be ‘place-based’ (coming together in a geographic area or neighbourhood, such as Hartlepool or Birkenhead) or ‘issue-based’ (coming together around a specific concern or as a ‘community of interest’, such as Spoken or Moorlands Climate Action).

Social Action Hubs support Organising Groups in their area, by providing training and support in community organising practice, and offering meeting space and other resources where possible. Organising Groups can also be entirely independent.

Some frequently asked questions about Local Organising Groups

Can I form an Organising Group?

I haven't got an Organising Group in my area, but I want to set one up. What do I do?

If you want to find our more, speak to us about your community organising activities or set up an organising group send us an email at telling us a bit more about what you are doing and what change you want to see.

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Issue-Based Organising Groups

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