Apply now for Active Citizens

Post date 9 November 2016


Do you want to make change happen in your community?  Do you want to develop your communication and project management skills? Active Citizens is an international programme funded by the British Council. We ran our first course in October and are now recruiting for the January course.

The course is open to all residents of Easton and Lawrence Hill, whether you’re a seasoned activist or just getting started. Here’s what some of our recent attendees had to say:

"Attending this course has been a great, highly recommended experience. Sharing the space with people like me, willing to improve the community, with ideas and motivation has been very inspiring.” Isobel

“It felt so good when I realised that this was a global initiative, and people in far reaching parts of the world were also joining in the same training as us. The trainers were excellent and made it very easy to join in… enabling us all to feel confident to ask questions. I have come away from this realising I do much more in the community than I already thought, and also how to ensure I have like-minded individuals to join in so we can plan and make things happen through social action.” Debra

The course starts on 14 January and runs for 4 weeks on Saturdays at the Beacon Centre from 10am to 4pm. You must be able to attend all four days. The course is completely free to attend. Lunch is provided and a prayer room is available if needed.

There are limited places available, so make sure you get your application in by 21 December. You can apply online here Apply for Active Citizens. If you would like a chat about Active Citizens before applying, please call Celia or Tamsin at Up Our Street on 0117 954 2834.