Groundswell

Groundswell is undertaking research to understand the impacts of COVID-19 on the lives of people experiencing homelessness. The project aims to understand how COVID-19 and the response to it is affecting the lives of people who are homeless and include the voices of people experiencing homelessness in the national and local decision-making processes.

City of Sanctuary

City of Sanctuary UK is running a collaborative film-making initiative called #SanctuaryStoriesOnline to share local stories of creating a culture of welcome for people seeking sanctuary and to communicate our network principles to our growing online audience. To date, 2 films have been commissioned with contributions from 10 participants and 1 training session.

The Birch Collective

We are a new collective formed in response to the current context. We developed ‘Nature Connection Tools for Resilience;’ an online course for 18-25 yr olds which will run alongside Rites of Passage camps. Both explore ways young people can deepen their relationship to the natural world, themselves and each other and so begin a journey of inspired and engaged adulthood.

Shieldfield Art Works

Shieldfield Art Works (or ‘SAW’) is an arts organisation based in Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne. SAW is an artist-led organisation committed to creativity, theological critique and community engagement. Through making art, growing, cooking, discussion and learning, we seek positive change for the welfare of the city, in order to seek out ways of supporting and enabling social transformation.

Awareness with Horses

Our mission is to help create, and help others create a more peaceful, sustainable world through equine assisted experiential learning and therapeutic interventions that support learning and growth, self-awareness, mental health well-being, resilience, co-creative leadership skills and nature connection, for both adults and young people, we work one to one and in small groups.

Jo Chalkblack

As a social-practice artist, Jo Chalkblack initiates processes of authentic connection in every day places (community projects, city sanctuaries, schools) and brings people into places of authentic connection (woodland, riverside, cemetery). Impermanent, embodied becomings; blending organic with digital; form with light and dark, chalk, tree, charcoal; marking death-love and love-loss; evoking innate enactments of transition at crossroads of change.

Lockdown Gardening

During the recent Covid 19 crisis, small community growing groups in Northern Ireland diversified their activities, providing food delivery to the vulnerable and isolated, checking in on neighbours through phone-round schemes, and later on in lockdown encouraging their neighbours to grow at home, so that fresh food is still being provided locally.

May Project Gardens

May Project Gardens is an award-winning CIC, working across South London to address poverty, disempowerment, access to resources and influence. We work with marginalised groups, mostly young people, people of colour and refugees, using what we consider universally connecting tools – nature, food and creative arts – for social change.

Impact Hub Bradford

At the heart of Impact Hub Bradford is a platform for social experimentation, our “Civic Collaboratory”; an organisational form that encompasses social processes, collaboration, co-design, formal and informal communication and consensus on principles and values. As both learners and facilitators at the intersection of various key sectors – public, private, voluntary, academic, entrepreneurial, NGOs and academia – the collaboratory is a hub that convenes and creates dialogue across unconnected disciplines.

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