Local Organising Groups are made up of a minimum of 21 people who will work together to listen to people in the community, build their collective power and develop community led solutions to the issues that matter most to them.
Since 2015, Community Organisers has grown its membership to over 1,200 people across England. This fund, which is part of the Community Organisers Expansion Programme funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, aims to support the development of 20 Local Organising Groups who will each develop and deliver their own community organising action plan.
David Symes, National Member Organiser said that “this fund supports the continued growth of the membership. It also guarantees that community organising principles reinforce the core of every action the membership takes. The support for Local Organising Groups comes directly from listening to the membership and identifying that people want to feel part of a national movement whilst retaining their local identity.”
Community Organisers Staffordshire is one of the first groups to take advantage of this support. Over 21 people have come together to form their Local Organising Group and already the group is seeing the impact in their local town.