Published 14th June 2019

“Making change. For Good.” COEP End of Year Report

The Community Organisers Expansion Programme End of Year Report 2018-19 has just been published – detailing our collective achievements over a very successful 12 months.

Here’s just a small taste of the results!

  • 1,264 people joined a one-day introductory course in community organising.
  • 92% of learners said our training met their expectations and 94% learned something new about community organising.
  • 8,200 group and individual listenings were held across 20 Social Action Hubs and our membership.
  • The new Community Organisers website has had 14,000 unique readers and received 1,947-page visits during the initial three-day launch period.
  • £464,000 in grants to Social Action Hubs and member organisers for community organising training and peer networking.
  • £750,000 raised during the year for local community organising and training (by Social Action Hubs and Community Organisers).
“I feel inspired, empowered, connected, informed... I will think about how to create change and improve the communities I’m in.”
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Some of the main issues, concerns, and visions for change that people organised around this year in our network were:

  • Affordable and decent housing
  • Clean and green spaces and streets
  • Isolation, loneliness, and mental wellbeing
  • Food poverty, welfare benefits, and income
  • Cost of living – funerals, water charges, car parking
  • Safety of young people
  • Local assets and services
  • Racism, community cohesion, and community spirit

Read the full report HERE.

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