Models of Value that Community Organising Generates for its Adopters

Over recent years, the principles and practice of community organising have proliferated across a range of organisations and sectors. Keen to understand the impact of community organising and its potential as a tool for communities to tackle local issues, Power to Change commissioned a piece of research in 2020 looking in-depth at the experiences of seven adopters of community organising.

The research highlights the strong social value of community organising through its potential to build personal agency and grassroots leadership, strengthen local identify, support cohesion, create bridging relationship across sector boundaries and affect change through collective action. The report also examines the challenges encountered by community anchors of financing the approach and highlights the opportunities that could arise from strengthening the field of community organising.