Civic Imagination Office

Civic Imagination Office

The Foundation promotes Civic Imagination, that is, a means of listening, collaboration, participation, and co-production related to projects and policies in the city, its neighbourhoods, and the entire metropolitan area. The specific focus is the care and...
Emerging Futures Community Toolkit

Emerging Futures Community Toolkit

The National Lottery set up the Emerging Futures Fund during the first wave of the pandemic to help communities process their experiences, share their stories, and start to imagine with hope, what might be possible now. In Hastings, we’ve been lucky to benefit...
The Onion Collective

The Onion Collective

Set up in 2013, when plans for a major development of flats on the marina quayside of our hometown in  Watchet had just fallen through. Rather than witness more commercial development that had no community benefit, the Onion Collective CIC realised that by pooling...
The Library of Things

The Library of Things

Borrow useful things for your home, projects and adventures. Affordable. Convenient. Kinder to the planet. 90% of borrowers say they now have more money to spend on things important to them. 75% of borrowers feel better connected to their community because of the...
The Bevy community pub

The Bevy community pub

A community-run pub in the heart of Moulsecoomb in East Brighton, the only community pub on a housing estate in the whole of the UK. Open for over five years the pub provides a place for people to come together – for lunch clubs, dementia cafes, cooking lessons, arts...