MaD Theatre Company was one of the many causes to receive a share. Rob shares his experience of being part of our fund. As a small charity we’re always on the lookout for funding opportunities to help with the work we do with the North Manchester community. I discovered the Local Community Fund last year […]

This Co-operatives Fortnight we’re celebrating stories of co-operation from across the UK. From helping out neighbours or volunteering at local clubs to tackling major problems like climate change, co-operation is vital as we achieve much more when we work together. Today marks day seven of Co-operatives Fortnight which provides an opportunity to look at how […]

This morning’s terrible news from the Finsbury Park Mosque has added to the sense of unease and uncertainty that has already descended on the nation this summer. We’re still coming to terms with the terror attacks at the Manchester Arena and London Bridge; the numbers of missing, presumed dead, from the Grenfell fire has just […]

Today we’ve launched a report on the community that shows young people in a new light and confounds common prejudices. Our findings show that under 25 year olds are more likely than both their parents or grandparents to get involved in local causes. I’ve spent this morning talking about the report and our involvement in […]

This July, I’ll be leading a group of colleagues through a gruelling task in the name of charity as we take on the National 3 Peaks Challenge. We’ll scale Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Snowdon – the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales. We’ll be racing against the clock, and aim to have […]

As you may have seen from Rufus’s blog, on 31st March we started our search for Member Pioneers. We’re looking for people who share our passion to make great things happen locally. They’ll listen & connect members, colleagues and local causes, understand what matters to them and inspire them into action, working together to do […]

We’re looking for special people who share our passion to make great things happen locally. Member Pioneers will bring members, colleagues and local causes together. They’ll know how to listen and inspire other members in their communities to get things done. We’re starting small and recruiting Member Pioneers in 70 communities. By 2020 we hope to […]