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Locality is the leading nationwide network of development trusts, community enterprises, settlements and social action centres.

Who are we?

We are a national network of over 700 inspiring, ambitious and dedicated community-led organisations and 200 associate partners. 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.

Our projects

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

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