Did you see the Civil Society Futures PACT and wonder “what can I do now?” Here are some suggestions for things you could do or ask your organisation.
Alone and a very, very long way from home - how is this local community group in South Shields welcoming refugees and asylum seekers?
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.
Do all divides and tensions reflect deeper social issues which affect everyone - like education, housing, employment and safety? Maybe if we could make these things better, attitudes and integration would follow.
Funding... too often tightly controlled by a cautious, privileged few? Edge Fund is a grant-making body with a difference.
Only by telling a new story will Mansfield put the Brexit narrative to bed -- but that story is yet unwritten
The Windrush scandal has pushed Britain’s harsh immigration policies into the limelight, forcing one ministerial resignation and an apology from the government. But people who have lived and worked hard in Britain for many years are still losing their jobs, homes, being denied NHS treatment - who are the people fighting for the rights of migrants?
People talk about a desire to break down the barriers they see springing up between them and their neighbours. But often, they don’t know how. For English civil society to flourish in our fast changing world, we must begin to answer that question.
UpRising was founded in 2008 to work with talented young people from diverse backgrounds and support them to progress in their chosen fields. We tackle the lack of representation at the highest leadership levels of society.