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This article focuses on information specific to the United Kingdom. Please see our CASwiki resources page for an overview.


  • Citizens Advice (previously Citizens Advice Bureau and also known as Cyngor ar Bopeth in Welsh) is a network of 338 independent charities throughout the United Kingdom that give free, confidential information and advice to assist people with money, legal, consumer and other problems. The twin aims of the Citizens Advice service are "to provide the advice people need for the problems they face" and secondly "to improve the policies and principles that affect people's lives" a research and campaigns agenda known as "social policy". W
  • Community How To, doing more with digital
  • Just Act, "practical advice for anyone wanting to make a difference and improve their community."
  •, Liberty's guide to Human Rights. Liberty (formally known as the National Council for Civil Liberties]) is an advocacy group, which campaigns to protect civil liberties and promote human rights – through the courts, in Parliament and in the wider community. W
  • You’ve got the power: a quick and simple guide to community rights

Apps for sustainability[edit]

News and comment


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The Liverpool app that sidesteps the banks, Sep 14 [1]

Citizens data initiative[edit]


UK Environmental Change Network

Full Fact, independent factchecking organisation

Neighbourhood Statistics, Office for National Statistics

Open Data Communities, Datasets

OS OpenData

TheyWorkForYou, "takes open data from the UK Parliament, and presents it in a way that’s easy to follow – for everyone."

WhatDoTheyKnow, make and browse freedom of information requests, "Independent high quality evidence on what organisations – Governments, Charities, Businesses – can do to improve wellbeing"

Migration levels: What do you know about your area?

Thriving Places Index


Open Rights Group, works to preserve digital rights and freedoms by campaigning on digital rights issues and by fostering a community of grassroots activists. It campaigns on numerous issues including mass surveillance, internet filtering and censorship, and intellectual property rights. W

News and comment


Measuring local wellbeing – what data matters? Aug 7 [2]

Commons UK[edit]

News and comment


Building a new social commons, May 2 [3]

See also

Commons - Community currencies UK - Food UK - Sharing UK - Towards sustainable economies UK

External links

information on land in the UK


  • 95 tips to help your community crowdfund, Just Act

  • Spacehive, a civic crowdfunding initiative. In their first five years, they have raised 6.7 million pounds for 306 projects, and many of these projects have been getting support directly from the Mayor of London. His office has pledged 800,000 pounds towards these community-proposed projects. It was basically a pound for pound match against the 900,000 pounds that had been raised. [4]
  • Students’ Green Fund

News and comment


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Bristol news: Can Bristol crowdfund its way to a sustainable future? Aug 2 [5]

UK Innovation Group Releases Report on Civic Crowdfunding For Cities, Jul 6 [6]


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Legal resources[edit]

Environmental Law Foundation

EarthRights Solicitors

News and comment


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Environment quality UK: UK government sued for third time over deadly air pollution, Nov 7 [7]

ClientEarth threatens UK with legal action as councils miss air pollution targets, Oct 19 [8]

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Climate action UK: Ministers who fail to cut greenhouse gas emissions should face legal action, says former chief government scientist, Sep 27 [9]


information on land in the UK

Commons: Atlas of the United Kingdom




News and comment[edit]


“Human beings being human: Part two of Connecting well” by David Robinson, Oct 20 [10]

This is how we take back control: from the bottom up, George Monbiot, Feb 8 [11]


My data is bigger than yours - five steps towards better data projects - RSA, December 10 [12]

How the Soup project is changing the UK , October 3 [13]

Rekindling Kindliness: Learning from Hebden Bridge, March 31 [14]


Simple Map Making With Google Fusion Tables, May 1. Attribution: Tony Hirst. [15]

Edge Fund: a new grassroots fund for social justice, April 3 [16]


A long-held ambition realised as the ODI opens officially, December 4 [17]

See also[edit]



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  1. BBC News
  3. NEF
  4. @OuiShare
  6. @Shareable
  7. The Guardian
  11. The Guardian
  12. RSA
  13. BBC News
  14. Common Cause