There are 15 Social Action Hubs across the UK. These locally-rooted organisations vary in their size and approach, but have all adopted the Social Action Hub Framework, are committed to our Principles of Practice and work to ignite social change through community organising.
Several of these Social Action Hubs are also Affiliated Training Providers, who deliver training in the practice and principles of community organising, from quality assured short courses through to National Qualifications. Together, these organisations are part of the National Academy of Community Organising. To view upcoming courses in community organising, click here.
What is a Social Action Hub?
- A single organisation or cluster of organisations working together.
- Dedicated to a local area, community or neighbourhood.
- Accountable to local people.
- Socially responsible with profits used only for social good.
- Committed to igniting social change through community organising.
- Working for a more socially just, caring and cooperative society.
What does a Social Action Hub do?
- Promote the values, principles and methods of community organising.
- Use a community organising approach to help people listen, be powerful, and take action.
- Support networks of people who are involved in taking action for change.
- Build relationships locally and nationally.
The concept of a Social Action Hub for us is about building power within local communities in three ways: through personal development – empowering individuals; through campaigning – working on issues; and through organising to gain recognition and become more effective at a strategic level.
Social Action Hubs (in alphabetical order)
- All The Small Things, Stoke-on-Trent *
- Community First, Wiltshire *
- Community Roots CIC, Gloucestershire
- Good Things Collective, Morecambe *
- Grapevine, Coventry and Warwickshire
- High Trees Community Development Trust, Lambeth, London
- Marsh Farm Outreach, Luton
- North Birkenhead Development Trust, Wirral
- Octopus Communities, Islington, London *
- Starting Point Community Learning Partnership, Stockport *
- Stonegrove Community Trust & Our Yard at Clitterhouse Farm, Barnet, London *
- The Selby Trust, Haringey, London
- Wellspring Settlement, Bristol
- Wigan & Leigh Community Charity, Wigan
- The Wharton Trust, Hartlepool
Organisations marked with an asterix are also Affiliated Training Providers.
You can find the location of your nearest Social Action Hub through our interactive map.