Social activism

Do you know a change maker? Send us your nominations!
Changemakers

Do you know a change maker? Send us your nominations!

We want to celebrate the local heroes and community champions doing good across the UK – and we need your help

Meet the mums calling for immediate reform of childcare and flexible working
Childcare crisis

Meet the mums calling for immediate reform of childcare and flexible working

“I had a baby, not a lobotomy, I can still do my work,” said Clare, one of the many parents who are demanding more government support

I spent a night with activists plastering over adverts demanding a general election
Activism

I spent a night with activists plastering over adverts demanding a general election

Here’s a beat-by-beat timeline of what it was like to go along with the flyposting activists calling for climate action and a #GeneralElectionNow

Everything you needed to know about volunteering to get stuck in
Volunteering

Everything you needed to know about volunteering to get stuck in

Volunteering on Christmas Day: How you can get involved
Activism

Volunteering on Christmas Day: How you can get involved

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‘It’s about making the invisible visible’: A day at the UK’s only festival for homeless people
Homelessness

‘It’s about making the invisible visible’: A day at the UK’s only festival for homeless people

Explained: This is your right to protest and how police can restrict it
Activism

Explained: This is your right to protest and how police can restrict it

The musicians helping to change young people’s lives in Reading
Charity

The musicians helping to change young people’s lives in Reading

How a grassroots group is reimagining community activism in east London
Community activism

How a grassroots group is reimagining community activism in east London

‘Don’t forget Afghanistan’: The kite festival with a message
Afghanistan

‘Don’t forget Afghanistan’: The kite festival with a message

How fan-owned football clubs are putting the power in the hands of the supporters
Football

How fan-owned football clubs are putting the power in the hands of the supporters

How mutual aid and community action groups set up through Covid are tackling the cost of living crisis
Mutual aid

How mutual aid and community action groups set up through Covid are tackling the cost of living crisis

These people are ‘levelling up’ their area by renovating derelict homes and renting them out on the cheap
Community activism

These people are ‘levelling up’ their area by renovating derelict homes and renting them out on the cheap

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Trans rights charities call for ‘concrete action’ after MPs debate Gender Recognition Act reform
LGBTQ+

Trans rights charities call for ‘concrete action’ after MPs debate Gender Recognition Act reform

A trashed phone box has been bought for £1 and transformed into a community hub
Charity

A trashed phone box has been bought for £1 and transformed into a community hub

Social investment could create ‘36,000 jobs in our most deprived communities’
Social enterprise

Social investment could create ‘36,000 jobs in our most deprived communities’

UK charities maintained or increased income during pandemic
Activism

UK charities maintained or increased income during pandemic

Meet Ethical Unicorn, the Instagram activist making waves about climate change
Influencers

Meet Ethical Unicorn, the Instagram activist making waves about climate change

Sex workers reveal the shocking things police say when they report violence and harassment
Social Justice

Sex workers reveal the shocking things police say when they report violence and harassment

Student who made sanitary pads in lockdown sends thousands to Uganda for Christmas
Period poverty

Student who made sanitary pads in lockdown sends thousands to Uganda for Christmas

What happened when Sam Fender helped out at his local foodbank?
Music

What happened when Sam Fender helped out at his local foodbank?

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How Occupy London turned a Big Issue seller into the Lord of St Paul’s
Activism

How Occupy London turned a Big Issue seller into the Lord of St Paul’s

It’s been 10 years since the Occupy protests. What did they achieve?
Activism

It’s been 10 years since the Occupy protests. What did they achieve?

‘Stop fossil fuels or get out our city’: Spoof ads in Liverpool target bank
Activism

‘Stop fossil fuels or get out our city’: Spoof ads in Liverpool target bank

James Cromwell: ‘There’s no hope in the system, no hope for Mr Biden’
Activism

James Cromwell: ‘There’s no hope in the system, no hope for Mr Biden’