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The work of the Community Organisers focuses on building relationships and mobilising people in communities. It encourages communities to take action that makes a positive difference.

Community Organisers listen to the concerns of their community and help them to take action on the issues that matter and create positive change.

Locality ran the Community Organisers programme between 2011 and 2015. We’re incredibly proud of the work of the Organisers and everything they achieved.

The independent evaluation report from Ipsos Mori found the programme improved the lives of local people as well as its participants.

Community Organisers Ltd.

In 2015 the programme in its current form came to an end. Community Organisers Ltd (CoLtd) is taking forward the legacy of the Community Organisers programme as an independent body supporting the community organising movement.

CoLtd aims to:

  • provide membership services, such as a help desk, regular communications and brokering employment opportunities for Organisers
  • support the Senior Organisers (those that have completed their training year and are continuing the work of community organising) by providing training and mentoring
  • raise the profile of community organising in the United Kingdom
  • train the next generations of Organisers.

When Community Organisers complete their training they are eligible for an employment support grant to enable them to continue into a second year of organising. Find out more about employing an organiser here.