Our work in the UK is delivered in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
We work with a range of partner organisations to deliver a wide programme across all sections of society in the UK. Read highlights from the regions below and further stories of the impact Active Citizens has had on UK participants and partners.
In Wales we’ve established a powerful partnership with Women Making a Difference (WMAD). The organisation educates and empowers women across Wales to become leaders in their community.
In England Active Citizens has been delivering training through Leeds-based Together for Peace (T4P) in the city since 2010. Jill, a project worker there says the programme has given her organisation kudos and connections.
‘Active Citizens has allowed us to do some amazing collaborations. Some of our Active Citizens have been through the criminal justice system. I have seen people from all kinds of backgrounds meet up with police to discuss social action projects together.’
Active Citizens gave T4P participants living in an area affected by many social challenges, and some racial tensions, the chance to visit Corrymeela – a Belfast community known for its peacebuilding role throughout Northern Ireland’s Troubles.
They met former paramilitaries from both sides of the community who were working together for peace, Jill explains. ‘They were able to see for themselves the similarities between the Belfast communities and the tensions that exist at home. And we were able to share our learning as much as they were learning from us.’
In Northern Ireland we work with Public Achievement, Northern Ireland’s leading youth focussed civic education organisation. Active Citizens supports them in a range of exciting projects in their communities and schools.
Active Citizens works with Xchange Scotland to make a positive change in society. Through working with Voluntary Action Lochaber we work to make Lochaber’s Third Sector stronger and more efficient.