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June 2022

Community Ownership: How to Get Started

June 4, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

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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Action on Poverty Conference

June 20, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Staffordshire University, Science Centre Leek Road Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2DF

About this event The Staffordshire University Action on Poverty and Hardship team, CHAD research centre and Connected Communities team welcome you to come and join us for our first Action on Poverty Conference on Monday 20th June 2022 9am to 5pm. Conference speakers include leaders from the Re-Thinking Poverty network, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Portland Inn Project and the Faculty of Public Health, alongside academics from Staffordshire University. A series of breakout sessions are also planned and currently include working…

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20-Minute Neighbourhoods: The vital role of data in creating complete, compact and connected places

June 21, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

In 2021 the TCPA published 20-Minute Neighbourhoods, Creating Healthier, Active, Prosperous Communities: An Introduction for Council Planners in England. The guide made it clear that one of the first things that should be done when introducing 20-minute neighbourhoods is to gather data to inform the process and provide a baseline for later evaluation. This webinar – the latest in a series of TCPA webinars about 20-minute neighbourhoods – will explore ways to gather baseline data to shape, inform, achieve, and evaluate…

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Basic Income as a vote winner

June 21, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Some of the most common criticisms of a basic income are that it is too expensive and that it’s not possible to win the public and political support for the policy. But the research presented at this event shows that an affordable basic income can have a dramatic impact on poverty and that a basic income is a vote winner, specifically in crucial swing seats. REGISTER HERE. How can a modest basic income cut poverty by half? Is basic income…

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Why the Key to Fixing Everything is All of Us

June 22, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bedern Hall, Bartle Garth, York

Event details The headlines of our time are enough to make anyone feel helpless. But when we start to think and act like Citizens, not just Consumers, everything changes. In his book, CITIZENS: Why the Key to Fixing Everything is All of Us (co-authored with Ariane Conrad), activist and strategist Jon Alexander argues that the ‘Consumer Story’ that has dominated society and all of its institutions for the last eight decades is in collapse; in its place, the ‘Citizen Story’ is rising…

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Community Building in Times of Crisis

June 29, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

We appear more divided than ever, whether it is over Brexit, or a whole host of questions. Meanwhile, almost every issue goes beyond a disagreement as we line up as ‘opposing forces’. We seem to have lost the art of seeing our neighbours as part of a larger ‘us’ even when we disagree, and instead feel ever more surrounded by a threatening ‘them’. The aim of this session is to link the two questions, ‘Why are our communities increasingly divided?’…

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Co-op Connections: Ideas Generator

June 29, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Co-operatives UK for this event on Wednesday 29 June from 3.30pm-4.30pm. Co-op Connections are networking events that enable co-ops to connect, learn and discuss topical themes. About the event This event will start with a short talk from a Co-operatives UK member, showcasing a problem that they have experienced and how they overcame it. This will allow everyone in attendance to learn from another organisation's practical experience, and generate some great ideas to take back to your co-op. Format…

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July 2022

Playground for the New Economy Festival

July 12, 2022 - July 14, 2022
Selgars Mill, Devon

We’re back – The Playground for the New Economy Festival is returning for its fourth year. We're holding it at our very own campus in Devon – the New Economy Centre at Selgars Mill! What to expect Critical conversations Interactive workshops Idea surgeries Sustainable food Local craft beer and, of course, live music! What I'll leave with New ideas Practical Solutions Solidarity with others in the sector Who's it for? Community leaders Co-operators Third sector organisations Civil servants and local…

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September 2022

Intro to community wealth building

September 9, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

An online workshop exploring the fundamentals and CLES’s latest thinking around community wealth building Book your place → About the workshop In this workshop 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. The session will invite participants to explore community wealth building in the current UK context and evaluate its key role in…

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November 2022

Janette Kirton Darling Memorial Prize Ceremony

November 30, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas, Saint Nicholas Square
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PF
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The Janette Kirton-Darling Memorial Prize celebrates the initiative of organisations who have developed local community initiatives as effective means to #ShiftThePower to people whose voices are rarely heard in society. We invite you to our awards ceremony, in which we'll celebrate outstanding leadership, creativity and impact in our region. Please join us in our showcase of actions taken by local people to produce a good society in communities that have seen economic decline over the years. The prize is being…

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