Changemakers in Turbulent Times
Since launching in 2023, over 100 participants have completed the programme across Cardiff, Glasgow, Belfast, Newham in London, Slough, and Bradford. In addition, we are supporting 46 social change projects across the UK.
Click the video below to see how our programme has had an impact in its inaugural year.
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How our programme makes a difference:
We’re investing in the people who have the skills, capacity and authority to build and sustain social cohesion.
DEVELOP LOCAL COMMUNITIES
Through our network, we are able to actively engage with local communities and address their specific needs.
CONNECT A UK-WIDE NETWORK
We help bring creative solutions to social issues by connecting changemakers to each other and various opportunities.
CREATE LONG-TERM IMPACT
By supporting social projects at their inception, we create a lasting impact on communities through sustainable initiatives.
What participants can expect:
Through six online and four in-person sessions, participants are guided through our 10-week programme alongside inspiring well-known changemakers who have overcome their own challenges to change lives.
Participants are assisted by a highly motivated team of local Community Connectors and Facilitators who lead sessions in their town or city.
Everybody who takes part in this course can apply for a seed grant of up to £2,000 to deliver their own local initiative.
“Changemakers In Turbulent Times is designed very specifically for this moment, when we’re all being asked to respond to the challenges of our times in creative ways. We aim to resource participants, to help them build new connections and to midwife the birth of exciting new projects into the world.”
Acclaimed speaker and Head of Peacebuilding
Our Impact in 2023:
Cross-Sector Connections increased by 71%
with connections built in and between communities.
85% boost in empowering collective action
with 74% of participants feeling more motivated to catalyse change.
492% increase in confidence to take action
with 71% of participants feeling confident in managing challenges.
83% feel able to take a stand on important issues
showing an increase of 41% since the beginning of the programme.
Overwhelm levels decreased by 84%
leaving only 7% of participants feeling ‘very’ overwhelmed.
Community building increased by 125%
with 69% of participants feeling part of a community by the end.
Community connections increased by 60%
frequently connecting 1/3 of participants across communities.
Changemakers in Turbulent Times is innovative
From longtime social activists to young graduates who are only just setting out, from new migrants to established minority communities – our programme is cross-generational, diverse, and expansive in its reach
With our UK-wide reach, you too can demonstrate your commitment to community empowerment at a time of hardship and challenges. Will you join us in creating long-lasting change across the UK?
“For me, this is the model of how it should be done in terms of going forward. They’ve got it exactly right in terms of approach, content, how you bring people who work in the community together as one – and that’s what they have done. It felt as if it was one. A real collective of people who want to bring about real change and be well.”
2023 Changemakers in Turbulent Times participant
Download our Changemakers in Turbulent Times 2023 Briefing Paper
Receive our paper, Responding to Overwhelm: Building a cross-sector infrastructure for community cohesion in the UK, by clicking the button below.
2024 Programme Dates:
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