The challenges and contradictions of state-funded community organising

Lucy Grimshaw*, Lewis Mates, Andie Reynolds

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract / Description of output

The UK coalition government introduced the Community Organisers
Programme in 2010, providing state funding to train community organizers
in England for the first time. This article presents a case study in
the north of England, exploring the implementation of the programme.
It illustrates the challenges and contradictions faced by trainee community
organizers and suggests lessons for community practitioners and
policymakers of all political complexions in the United Kingdom and
other countries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-330
Number of pages17
JournalCommunity Development Journal
Issue number2
Early online date18 Sept 2018
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020


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