Community Movement Cymru

Community Movement Cymru

Community Movement Cymru is a partnership of community organisations that have come together to:

  • Support one another and share experience and practice between community organisations
  • Be an independent, community-led voice to influence local and central government in Wales.

This video discusses the movement in more detail.

What’s happened so far?

So far, we’ve done an initial round of consultations through workshops and questionnaires with community groups across Wales. We’ve spoken to over 120 people, mainly from grassroots community organisations, and covering almost every local authority area in Wales. We asked them if they supported the idea of a community movement, what they’d like it to do, what the challenges might be, and how it could work in practice.

On 5th June, we held an event to share the findings of the consultation so far, and to discuss how the movement could work (eg in terms of representation and structure). A summary of this discussion can be found here [LINK].

Who’s involved?

We have a steering group of organisations who are facilitating the development of the movement, including:
·       Action on Caerau and Ely (Cardiff)
·       BCT
·       Caia Park Partnership (Wrexham)
·       Canolfan Soar
·       Coalfields Regeneration Trust
·       Cwmni Bro Ffestiniog
·       Dove Worksop (Banwen)
·       DTA Wales
·       PLANED
·       Partneriaeth Ogwen
·       Together Creating Communities
·       Together for Change

Anyone who’s involved in grassroots community activity is welcome to join the steering group – just get in touch.

How to get involved

We are still in the early stages of building the movement, but will be holding regular networking events for community groups to link up and share experiences. If you are part of a grassroots community group, you can:
-       Join the Facebook group 
-       Give us your views on the Community Movement Cymru by filling in our questionnaire.
-       Sign up to the mailing list to be notified of events and updates. 

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