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January 2020

Framing: Talking about poverty

January 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Using our voices to build a movement for change. JRF's and Frameworks' Institute's third Framing conference - focused on the North of England. JRF’s third conference on Framing will take place in Manchester with a specific focus on the North of England. Working with Manchester Church Action on Poverty and Greater Manchester Poverty Action this timely event ask questions such as where can you drive change in the North? How do you feed into national conversations when you want to?…

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Intro to community wealth building

January 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Mechanics Centre, Manchester, M1 6DD

An introduction to the fundamentals and CLES’ latest thinking around community wealth building Book your place → About this Event In this session you will be taken through the five pillars of community wealth building, what they are, what they mean in practice and what it looks like when action is taken on each pillar in a place. This session invites delegates to explore community wealth building in the current UK context and evaluates its key role in developing an…

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The power of procurement

January 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Mechanics Centre, Manchester, M1 6DD

An introductory action-focused session on the power of a progressive approach to procurement Book your place → About this Event In this session the specialist CLES trainer will progressive procurement talk you through the five stages of progressive procurement: policy; anchor collaboration; analysis; understanding wider impact; and making procurement accessible. The session will explore a series of real world examples of when each part of the journey has been done particularly well in place and encourage you to consider where…

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February 2020

Community Ownership: How to Get Started

February 15, 2020

From pubs and farms to launderettes and lidos, communities are creating democratically controlled, viable, and sustainable businesses. According to Power To Change, there are 7,800 community enterprises in England alone, and the Community Shares Unit reports over 500 businesses established using community shares in the last 10 years. As public funding recedes and the charity sector shrinks, community enterprises provide a creative way to address local needs, with democratic control by the community at the heart of what they do.…

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Worker Co-ops: How to Get Started

February 22, 2020

We live in a world of increasing inequality, exploitation, and a fixation on growth at all costs. We need new forms of business and there are a growing number of co-operatives that are owned and controlled primarily for the benefit of their workers. This workshop will be a practical journey through the stages of setting up a worker co-op, exploring the different options and decisions you’ll make along the way.

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June 2020

Community Wealth Building – Plymouth

June 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Neil McInroy CEO of CLES, is facilitating the “Community Wealth Building: An Economy For All” workshops in conjunction with Stir to Action.  The workshop will be run twice, the other event takes place in Newcastle on 7 December 2019. While the UK’s local authorities are still managing an austerity programme that has led to devastating social spending cuts, and others are trying to attract inward investment into their regions, this workshop will look at the alternatives. This session will explore the practice of…

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September 2020

Celebrating Welwyn Garden City at 100

September 10, 2020 - September 11, 2020
Welwyn Garden City, Welwyn Garden City

The TCPA is organising a two-day creative exploration of the Garden City idea as one of the signature events to celebrate the centenary of Welwyn Garden City in 2020. The enduring influence of Welwyn, and the garden city principles it sought to enshrine, is recognised internationally. This two-day event will bring together expert speakers and commentators from across the world to generate lively discussion and interventions designed to address the 21st century challenges of providing places where people want to…

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