The challenges and contradictions of state-funded community organizing

Lucy Grimshaw, Lewis Mates, Andie Reynolds

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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
Number of pages18
JournalCommunity Development Journal
Early online date18 Sept 2018
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 18 Sept 2018


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