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How the NHS can unlock the power of community

We've launched a new campaign for NHS services to Keep it Local for Better Health.

Community organisations are already stepping in to support people's health. By investing in and working with the local community, the NHS can prevent illness and reduce costs. Read our new report now.


Who we are

Locality is the national membership network supporting local community organisations to be strong and successful.

We provide specialist advice, peer-learning, resources and campaigns to help every community thrive, including to take over and run assets for the benefit of local people. We believe that when communities come together, they can transform lives and build a fairer society.

You are fabulous! What a turnaround! Thank you. Your membership is the most valuable we have, and has been for several years.”

CEO, Sandwell Deaf Community Association

What's happening

Building Thriving Neighbourhoods: The Locality Manifesto
Through the new Locality Manifesto, we’re calling for a “community power revolution”. We know that local communities are best placed to transform lives and create a fairer society. To achieve this, we are calling on the next government to make five big reforms.
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Keep it Local for Better Health
How Locality’s long-standing Keep it Local principles for public services can help Integrated Care Systems unlock the power of community.
Published: 14 February 2024
All you need to know: monthly update with Tony Armstrong March
 
Online event
Members only
01
Mar
2024
All you need to know: monthly update with Tony Armstrong March
Join our interactive monthly drop in to find out everything you need to know for the month ahead and a chance to ask your questions.
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Marketing specialist group meeting - February 2024
 
Online event
Members only
27
Feb
2024
Marketing specialist group meeting - February 2024
Meet other members and share marketing top tips, troubleshoot challenges and swap insights. This month: Marketing your space hire – trends, challenges and tools.
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Who we are
Climate action
We're moving to net zero ourselves, and supporting local community organisations to take action. We can help you tackle climate change and reduce your energy usage.
Cost of living crisis support
Get advice, tools and support, and make the case for more support for community organisations
News
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‘Going further together’ report launched
New research from Locality explores factors and recommendations for successfully involving VCSE organisations in neighbourhood health ecosystems.
Published: 14 June 2023
News
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‘Space to thrive’ report launched
New research from Locality recommends new measures for community spaces supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.
Published: 30 March 2023
How can London’s community organisations take action on climate change?
 
Case study
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How can London’s community organisations take action on climate change?
We hear about the amazing environmental sustainability work at Stonegrove Community Trust
Published: 29 June 2022
Straight from the roof to the plate
 
Case study
05
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Straight from the roof to the plate
Find out how Octopus Community Network are simultaneously tackling food poverty and climate change.
Published: 29 June 2022

Become a Locality member today

Be part of the national network of 1,800 local community organisations working to transform lives and create a fairer society.

Our Impact

1,731
1,731
Last year we helped 1,731 organisations become stronger and more successful
307,000
307,000
Our 1,600 members supported over 307,000 people each week
£4.6m
£4.6m
We distributed nearly £4.6m in grants to help organisations support their communities
Powering up for a greener, fairer future
Case study

Powering up for a greener, fairer future

Meet Locality member Energise Sussex Coast, who are tackling the climate crisis with community-owned renewable power and energy saving schemes

Our partners

We work with a range of partners who are passionate about empowering communities power and helping them thrive.