Communities ambitious for change. Steve Wyler Locality. Our aims. Locality aims to grow a movement of independent local community organisations. We believe that local citizens should be in control of their own communities.
Our 650 members in the UK are a network of similar community groups:
and others who share our aims.
Social enterprises – businesses trading for social purpose - not for private profit
Community enterprises – social enterprises run by local people
Development trusts – multi-purpose community enterprises run by local people
Settlements – multi-purpose action-research centres originally set up by universities now run by local people
Social action centres – multi-purpose community groups run by local people
Community groups – independent local voluntary associations
“Here to stay”
Multi-purpose social action and research centres.
Originally set up by universities in the 1880’s. Now run by local people.
At the forefront of social change for more than 100 years.
Ambitious and fast-growing.
Multi-purpose community enterprises.
Run by local people.
A problem-solving can-do attitude.
Large and small, urban and rural, our members are independent, run by local people.
They work in poor communities, in places where government agencies and private businesses have failed.
Through our network we share skills:
… childcare, cafes and restaurants, managed workspace, start-up business support, affordable housing, delivery of public services, education and schools, community shops and pubs, festivals, training and employment, renewable energy, health centres, advice and legal help, community websites, transport, sports facilities, parks and gardens …
5,000 community organisers
Transferring land and buildings to communities
“Community right to buy”
Building a movement
Within England, across UK, across other nations
Knowledge and skills exchange
Locality Convention Bristol 6-7 November 2012