Civil Society Voice: London
Connect with others advocating for social change and shape action to tackle the barriers to civil society making its voice heard.
Charities have a long and proud tradition of advocating for social change, yet the space for campaigning has become ever tighter in recent years. Restrictions in grants and contracts, the Lobbying Act, and attacks on charities for being ‘too political’ have all made it harder for civil society to speak truth to power.
Bond and Quakers in Britain are working with organisations from across the UK to push back against these restrictions and create a more open environment for advocacy and campaigning. We want to hear from you about your experience of advocating for social change in your area, and how you think support for campaigning and the rules that govern it can be improved.
This free half day event will also be an opportunity to:
- Learn more about the wider environment for voice and campaigning in the UK
- Connect with other organisations and share your experiences
- Hear from leading civil society voices about work that is already underway to push for change
Chair: Paul Parker, recording clerk, Quakers in Britain
- Rosemary Harris, campaigns officer, Friends of the Earth
- Polly Neate, CEO, Shelter
- Tim Norwood, co-chair of the Citizens UK Council, Citizens UK
- Kristiana Wrixon, head of policy, ACEVO
We are also running events in Manchester and Edinburgh.
For any queries, please email [email protected]