SOCIAL ACTION HUB

Wiltshire + Swindon

Let's do something amazing, together.

COMMUNITY ORGANISING

Are you looking for better ways to motivate people to get involved in your community, organisation or group? Do you want to help bring people together to collectively tackle important local issues or social issues at a grassroots level? Community Organising is for you!

Community Organising is the work of bringing people together to take action around their common concerns and overcome social injustice. Community organisers reach out and listenconnect and motivate people to build their collective power.

Social Action Hub Wiltshire + Swindon is part of a network of Social Action Hubs, offering training to help you discover how to listen to people, understand your community and motivate people to take action for a better community. The training, led by qualified Community Organisers Alex Neale and Katrina Watson, is offered free to residents, grassroots organisations and partners in Wiltshire and Swindon.

What will I learn?

Listening

The importance of effective listening to encourage dialogue, explore motivations and build relationships.

Power

Discover and explore the concept of power, power dynamics in local communities and how to build it!

Action

Explore how to motivate and help organise people to take action together, to address common concerns.

Next Steps

Plan your next steps, actions and goals in community organising.

More Information

Social Action Hub Wiltshire + Swindon is brought to you by Community First, an earlier adopter of the Community Organising approach in the South West and the home of Community Organising in Wiltshire and Swindon.

Social Action Hub Wiltshire + Swindon is one of 20 Social Action Hubs across England, supported as part of the Community Organisers Expansion Programme (2017-2020). The Programme is funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and led by Community Organisers Ltd.