Plan for Peace - Changemakers in Turbulent Times 2023 - Film Nominations

Exciting news! Plan for Peace has been hard at work with award-winning filmmaker, Joe Newman, to document the incredible work being done by changemakers across the UK.

These inspiring films have been nominated for 2 prestigious awards – the Smiley Charity Film Awards and Geographical’s Better World Video Awards. Can you spare a second to vote for our films and help us share these community heroes’ stories?

Vote for Shoba’s Film in the Smiley Charity Film Awards

This is the story of Shoba Resalayyan – changemaker and community hero. Shoba joined our Changemakers in Turbulent Times programme’s first cohort and we were immediately touched by the work she is doing for her community. Click the button below to watch Shoba’s story, meet the people she’s uplifting in the Slough community, and how she’s helping new UK citizens integrate and gain language skills.


Voting closes at midnight on 12 March 2024.

Vote for Our Series in the Better World Video Awards

Today, the UK is facing real political, social, and economic turbulence, like many places around the world. The climate of turbulence is affecting everyone and it’s kicking up major challenges for fostering a sustainable cross-sector community infrastructure for social cohesion in the UK. At Plan for Peace, we work closely with community changemakers across the UK to build locally-led community infrastructures for cohesion that are sustainable and nationally bridging, through our Changemakers in Turbulent Times programme.

These are the stories of our programme’s alumni – Paul Doherty, Tirza Meinema, and Shoba Resalayyan: changemakers and community heroes.


Voting closes on 26 February 2024.

Paul Doherty

Founder of


Tirza Meinema

Co-founder of

Slough Anti-Litter Society

Shoba Resalayyan

Project Manager of

The Slough Hub

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