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Chopwell Regeneration Group wins the Janette Kirton-Darling Memorial Prize

By Barry Knight

01 Dec 2022

At a ceremony held at the Cathedral in Newcastle upon Tyne on 30 November 2022, the first prize of the Janette Kirton-Darling Memorial Prize was awarded to Chopwell Regeneration...

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Dwellbeing Shieldfield

By Barry Knight

30 Nov 2022

The final applicant for the Janette Kirton-Darling Memorial Prize, Dwellbeing Shieldfield, is a community cooperative in the East of Newcastle. Members of the cooperative share life together, support one...

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Chopwell Regeneration Group (CRG)

By Barry Knight

28 Nov 2022

The five applicants for the Janette Kirton-Darling Memorial Prize have so far focused on what local people can do to solve specific problems in our society – improving the...

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Citizens Advice Newcastle

By Barry Knight

27 Nov 2022

The fifth applicant for the Janette Kirton-Darling Memorial Prize  is  Citizens Advice Newcastle. This is a small, independent charity providing free, confidential and independent advice to people who live,...

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International Community Organisation of Sunderland

By Barry Knight

24 Nov 2022

The fourth application for the Janette Kirton-Darling Memorial Prize continues the focus on race and identity, this time with an emphasis on migration. The International Community Organisation of Sunderland... Read More

Racial Justice in Education Action Team

By Barry Knight

23 Nov 2022

In the first two applications for the Janette Kirton-Darling Memorial Prize, we saw the power of local people to affect issues that affect them.  In one case, the result... Read More

Even Better CIC Jarrow

By Barry Knight

18 Nov 2022

Even Better, based in Jarrow, the second applicant for the Janette Kirton-Darling Memorial Prize, has a powerful way of addressing the problem of mental health.  The approach harnesses the... Read More

Mums making a difference

By Barry Knight

15 Nov 2022

Local people complain that they are ignored by politicians until election time.  Then, they are wooed with all sorts of promises to improve their lives.   Such behaviour causes much... Read More

Responses to the cost of living crisis? Community energy groups and cooperative farms offer help

By The Alternative Global

06 Jul 2022

The cost-of-living crisis is descending on all of us, and while the solutions obviously have to be, to some degree, macro-oriented and defensive (see this great blog from James... Read More

Citizen-led renovation: climate policy’s secret weapon?

By Rapid Transition Alliance

19 Apr 2022

Citizen-led retrofitting, long the poor relation of climate policy, could now be its secret weapon in accelerating rapid transition. Home renovation through the citizen-led model is making breakthroughs from... Read More