2022 Annual Report
Citizens UK 2022 Annual Report
Our mission is to build people’s power to lead change for the common good in their community and country, and to strengthen the institutions of civil society.
We have three strategic aims which all parts of our organisation contribute to:
We identify people with the appetite or potential to lead change and provide them with opportunities and support to become more powerful and effective. These people might be experiencing injustice themselves; they may be a leader from a civic institution; or they might come from the public or private sector. Our contribution to their development may be about the growth of their following, confidence and skills; or offering them new experiences of public action and innovative partnerships; or broadening their self-interest to include additional issues and relationships.
We support institutions to grow and become more effective at making change together. Our primary purpose with this aim is to strengthen civil society to achieve a better balance of power between civil society, the market, and the state, so mostly the institutions we work with are civic, for example our member schools and faith institutions. But we also engage with the private and public sectors to develop allies who can help deliver our mission.
We make change on the issues that matter to our members through winning concrete commitments from public and private sector decision-makers. We do this on a wide range of justice issues, from the real Living Wage, to resettling refugee families, making improvements in parent and baby health, and many other local and UK-wide issues from street crossings to school-based counselling to affordable housing.