Free youth arts theatre sessions19th May 2023
Can you help police locate 38-year-old David Mills?31st May 2023
Do you want to support your community to take a lead in shaping their future by building connections and trust? If yes, you could become an Active Citizen!
Active Citizens is a social leadership training programme that brings together people with different beliefs and perspectives to learn from and share with each other. The programme connects thousands of like minded people who collectively want to make a fairer and more inclusive society.
By participating in the programme, you will gain skills, knowledge and motivation you will need to affect social change in your community. Participants will receive the tools and support needed to set up or adapt their own social action projects to tackle a social issue in their community.
– 28 hours of training over 4-days
– Identification/delivery of a social action project(s) in your community
– Maintaining a log/journal of your project.
If you are interested in taking part or just want some further information on the Active Citizens Programme please email Active.Citizen@hullcc.gov.uk or call on: 01482 612269
Check out the short video below about some of the social action projects already undertaken.
Hull was the UK’s first local Authority to receive Active Citizen funding from the British Council.
Active Citizens training equips people with the social leadership skills to build trust and understanding within and between communities, bringing them together to address local challenges. Through the Active Citizens programme, we support people to start thinking about how they can work with a community to launch a social action project of their own.
In 2018, this resulted in 24 Hull residents originally from 14 different countries being trained as part of the Active Citizen Programme, to work together with their communities. Twelve ‘Social Action Projects’ were delivered in resident’s neighbourhoods – ranging from litter pick days, coffee mornings, art events to working with armed forces veterans and intercultural music events.
Utilising British Council facilitation skills, Neighbourhood Co-ordinators will train interested community members to become Active Citizens that deliver social action projects in their communities.