From 3D printing wheelchairs to getting out of London to meet new people with ideas... how is a funder of social tech projects trying to shift power and create connection?
Some organisations shy away from fully acknowledging their lack of diversity. They pay lip service but are reluctant to even publish data about their cultural make up for fear of being criticised.
We’re having different conversations about immigration, race and community. They are successful, and fun, and they could change the world.
One of the common civic actions is to take part in events and discussions. How often is it incumbent for the disabled participant to ensure that his/her/their participation is possible?
It is important that we manage to retain the balance between civil society in response to need, and civil society for fun: civil society is not only good for society, but also good for the people who take part.
How do you tackle climate change in your backyard? How do you kickstart biodiversity in the deserts of Jordan? It turns out... it's all about relationships.
In the Potteries (Stoke on Trent region) we are minting our own ceramic money! It's a volunteer reward scheme that recognises and rewards community action and volunteering then campaigns for businesses to support this action.
Our website and helpline work well, reaching over 1.5 million people, and we have dipped our toe in with a couple of regional admin offices. But we know that if we really want to enhance our face-to-face support and work more closely with older people we need to be embedded in their communities.
If you’ve seen the TV game show Pointless, you’ll know that – like in civil society – common assumptions are often a veneer. The most illuminating way to understand a community is to seek out the Pointless answers...
We all know by now that social media’s impact on our lives can be pervasive and all-encompassing – and it’s not just our lifestyles, careers and relationships that are influenced by it.