Communities Taking Action

Communities Taking Action

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We make Camden, communities taking action is a series of events kickstarting a chance for every citizen in the borough to get inspired and involved in helping to make Camden a better, fairer place to live.

Together, we are launching four missions to make ambitious and transformational change in Camden by 2030:

  • Access to food for all: everyone in the borough will be able to eat well every day with nutritious, affordable, sustainable food.
  • Sustainable neighbourhoods: Camden’s estates and their neighbourhoods will be creative and sustainable.
  • Opportunities for young people: every young person will have access to economic opportunity that enables them to be safe and secure.
  • Diversity in positions of power: those holding positions of power in Camden will be as diverse as our community – and the next generation ready to follow.

Get involved!

From Monday 20 September we’ll be showcasing some of the inspiring social action across Camden, and there’s lots of opportunities for you to get involved. This includes a programme of activities and inspiring discussions – in-person and online – highlighting some of the amazing work that is already underway, sparking ideas for more ways we can come together to tackle challenges in the borough.

We’re calling on our citizens, local organisations and businesses to get involved in practical ways to make change. How do you feel about the borough you live in, and what role could you play in inspiring transformation?

Take a look at our events calendar below to see how you can get involved.

Events calendar 20-28 September

Monday 20 September 3-4pm Camden Future Highstreets Crowdfund
Zoom event
Do you have an idea for your high street? The Camden Future High Streets Crowdfund, in partnership with Spacehive, will help to fund projects to support the recovery and sustainability of Camden’s high streets. We’ve allocated £360k to invest in innovative, community-led ideas. This session, led by Councillor Danny Beales, Cabinet Member for Investing in Communities, Culture & an Inclusive Economy, will share more information and details of how you can get involved.
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Tuesday 21 September 6-7.30pm What’s a Community Champion?
Zoom event
Community Champions Camden is a resident-led health and wellbeing initiative based across Kentish Town, Kilburn and Regent’s Park Estate. Join the Introduction and Welcome session to meet other local residents and find out more about the project.
Register for the event

Wednesday 22 September 4.30-8pm Redesign Camden: Launch Event
O2 Centre, 255 Finchley Road, London, NW3 6LU
What would your world look like? If you’re aged 16-25, this series of workshops is looking for young people to share their voices on the redevelopment of the O2 Centre. The workshops run from September to March and you’ll be paid for your time.
Register for this event

Friday 24 September

11am-12.30pm We Make Camden Toolkit drop-in
Ossulston TRA hall, 2 Ossulston St, London NW1 1DF
Have a community project idea? Come and find out how to access funding for your ideas.
Get involved

1.30-2.30pm Food Mission Panel Discussion
Rhyl Primary School, Rhyl Street, London NW5 3HB
Want to explore the ways we can tackle food poverty, both now and long-term? Join Rhyl Kitchen Classroom’s Tom Moggach, Shiri Shalmy from Cooperation Town and Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council, just some of the guests in our special panel event hosted by Rhyl Community School. Put your own questions to the panel when you register.
Register for this event

Making change in Camden

We want everyone in Camden to have the chance to succeed, for nobody to get left behind and for everybody to have a voice. We know that no one organisation or person can achieve these missions by themselves or overnight. We also know that everyone has something to offer. This is why we are calling on all our communities in the borough to take action and share their ideas, experiences and skills. Together we can make change in Camden.

Take a look at some of the great community work happening in Camden.

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