Locality is the leading nationwide network of community enterprises, development trusts, settlements and social action centres. We believe that every community is a place of possibility. We support organisations to work effectively through best practice on community enterprise, community asset ownership, community rights, collaboration, commissioning support and social action.
Locality helps people to work together to create and capture local wealth, and set up local organisations for the benefit of their communities. Locality works at national and local levels to influence government and others to increase support and investment for the community movement. It was formed in April 2011 by the merger of the Development Trusts Association and bassac.
The Social Investment Business and partners
The Community Right to Challenge service is being led by SIB (The Social Investment Business) which is the largest social investor in the UK. It exists to help social entreprises, charities and community organisations do more of what they do best – supporting people and communities most in need. They help organisations prosper by providing innovative financial solutions, business support and long term strategic thinking.
The Community Right to Bid service will be run with partners The Social Investment Business and Local Government Association, and delivery specialists the Plunkett Foundation, ACRE, Community Matters, Urban Forum and Anthony Collins Solicitors; the Community Right to Build with partners HACT and Urban Forum, and the Community Right to Challenge led by Social Investment Business in partnership with Locality and ACEVO, assisted by delivery specialists Social Enterprise UK, National Association of Local Councils, Urban Forum, National Council for Voluntary Organisations, ACRE, and Community Ventures and Pulse Regeneration.
Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)
The Government believes that you know more about what your community needs or wants than Whitehall. So DCLG has introduced community rights, a range of ways that you can bring to life the changes you want to see; giving you the power to make decisions about the things that directly affect you like owning local assets, shaping your neighbourhood and delivering local services – the things you care about. To help you take advantage of these opportunities DCLG is providing over £60m for support, advice and grants available to you until 2015.