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Locality is the national network of ambitious and enterprising community-led organisations, working together to help neighbourhoods thrive.

Who are we?

We are a national network of inspiring, ambitious and dedicated community-led organisations and associate members. View the interactive map.

The Locality staff team works all around England and our head office is near Old Street in East London. We are a team of friendly and hard-working community-sector professionals working to support our members and the communities they serve.

What do we do?

All our work aims to inspire local communities to change and improve.

  • We help people to set up locally owned and led organisations
  • We support organisations to exchange ideas and best practice on community asset ownership, community enterprise and social action
  • We work to influence government and others at national and local level to build support and investment for the movement
  • We run major national programmes to support and empower local communities

We aim to support community anchor organisations, like our members, and help them grow and thrive – read our Theory of Change.

Our campaigns

Keep it LocalOur public services are vital – there to help us live our lives, whoever we are. But our services are failing us because they are being outsourced to large-scale companies, distant from the communities they are supposed to serve. There’s a better way: services delivered by local organisation which know the community – providing services which work and which save millions in the process. Support the Keep it Local campaign here.

Our projects

We also run a wide range of major national projects, including:
Community Rights
Neighbourhood Planning
Our Place

Visit our projects page for a full list of everything on which we’re currently working.

Get in touch

Please visit the contact us page if you’d like to get in touch.


Locality, the trading name of Locality (UK), was formed in April 2011 by the merger of bassac and the Development Trusts Association, two leading networks of community owned and led organisations.

Locality is an Investors in People certified organisation.

Locality is an accredited London Living Wage Employer.

Locality is a Living Wage Employer