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Who we are

Citizens UK is a people-powered alliance of diverse local communities working together for the common good.

Our mission

Develop local leaders. Through the method of community organising, we enable communities and local leaders to develop their voice and come together with the power and strategy to make real change.

Strengthen local organisations. Our member communities are deeply rooted in their local areas. These schools, universities, churches, mosques, synagogues, parent groups, health trusts, charities and unions, are important civic institutions which connect every day to the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

Make change. This work leads to hundreds of neighbourhood improvements - from zebra crossings outside primary schools to reopening renovated public toilets in cemeteries.

And our work has led to some of the biggest campaign impacts in the UK, such as the Living Wage with its £1.8 billion of wages won for low-paid workers, or successful campaigns to persuade the Government to stop exploitative lending by capping the cost of credit; or introducing a law to prevent the detention of children for immigration purposes.

What is community organising?

Getting involved

If you're interested in community organising with Citizens UK, there are two main ways to get involved:

  1. Through a local institution that is already a member of Citizens UK. Your school, university, church, mosque, union or other organisation might already be a part of Citizens UK. See who the members are in your local area.
  2. Joining us as a member through your local institution. If you're not already a member of a local chapter, your organisation can join one and make change where you live and beyond. Find out how to join as a new member.