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This article focuses on information specific to the United Kingdom. Please see our Community resources page for a topic overview.


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Campaigns[edit]

Library of things[edit]

Library of Things is a women-led circular economy start-up affordably renting out useful items like drills, sound systems and sewing machines from high street hubs like libraries. Having developed the service in London since 2016, we are now working with local authorities, businesses and communities to bring borrowing to every neighbourhood that wants it. This is all part of fulfilling our mission to make borrowing better than buying – for individuals, communities and the planet. [1]

Resources[edit]

Funding[edit]

Community Shares

Networks[edit]

Community Matters, nationwide federation of community organisations

Community Media Association, UK membership association for community broadcasting. The CMA is a non-profit making organisation, supporting Community Radio, Television and community-based Internet projects. W

Community Land Trust Network

Seeds For Change, network of non-profit training and support co-operatives which help people organise for action and positive social change. "We concentrate on working with grassroots environmental and social justice activists to help increase their effectiveness in campaigning and bringing about lasting positive change." Briefings and guides are @nti-copyright. "Please feel free to copy, adapt and distribute them as long as the final work remains @nti-copyright."

Quotes[edit]

"One day soon, our high streets, parks, libraries, housing hubs, train stations, and cafes will become spaces for us to meet, repair, make, borrow, lend, grow, bake, reflect, care, and eat together." Rebecca Trevalyan FRSA [2]

"Most people participate in their communities not as part of organised groups, but in doing acts of kindness" Professor Carolyn Kagan, Professor of Community Social Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Video[edit]

News and comment[edit]

2020

May 10 Who can be trusted to develop us? Yes, we the people. But local Trusts have been strengthening communities for decades. Covid-19 shows it's their time [3]

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Mar 16 Scotland news: We don’t need institutes, we need constitutes… and they should live in a Makar House, Pat Kane [4]

2019

Nov 29 Library of Things is helping UK go zero waste [5]

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Jul 21 "Play Out Til Tea" is a great Birmingham Impact Hub idea - but their "neighbourhood of the future" is even better [6]

Jun 16 From Impact Hub Birmingham to Civic Square [7]

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Apr 24 Oxfordshire: The library of things: could borrowing everything from drills to disco balls cut waste and save money? [8]

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Mar 20 Barking and Dagenham: Every One Every Day, new makerspace opens in London [9]

Jan 24 Could this community project be the start of a national transformation? George Monbiot [10]

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Jan 3 Towards sustainable economies news: Nesta's 'ShareTown' interactive shows what a cooperative, tech-enabled economy might look like [11]

2018

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Social inclusion UK: The Common Room — designing a future for all ages, Oct 2 [12]

Britain’s shared spaces are vanishing, leaving us a nation of cliques, John Harris, Sep 4 [13]

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Devon: What kind of space can welcome a diverse community? Apr 28 [14]

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London news: Why Smart City London should be a #NetworkedCity: participatory, sharing, inclusive and accessible, Feb 9 [15]

2017

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Totnes: How the Share Shed in the UK is Building Community, Jul 5 [16]

What Does it Mean to Unlock the Next Economy? Jun 7 [17] "If churches survive – architecturally and even as places of worship – it will be because they have become a social resource."

Creating thriving community hubs: What does it take? May 2 [18]

2016

How a British Library is Fighting Loneliness with a Public Living Room, Dec 6 [19]

2015

Top findings from the open dataset of UK makerspaces, April 24 [20]

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References

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