Collaborating with communities

Strong, active and connected communities hold the solutions to many of the challenges we face.

Case studies

Many public sector organisations are asking themselves how they can collaborate with local people effectively and equitably and invest in the conditions that give people the opportunity and means to participate in their own services and communities. We help organisations understand why and how to collaborate with local people and service users, making space for others to exercise power and enable community-led action.


collaborating with communities

Sep 13th 2023

Collaborating with communities Insights

Connecting people and places: how local authorities can work across place-based systems to alleviate loneliness

Darrell Gale, Director of Public Health for East Sussex, has just published his annual report…

Jan 9th 2023

Collaborating with communities Funders Insights

Beyond project funding: how can funders nurture healthy systems?

Collaborate has been working with the BSA to help them identify what a healthy system…

Oct 17th 2022

Collaborating with communities Funders Insights

How can funders really shift power to communities? By losing control

Collaborate’s mission and work is focused on helping create a more collaborative and equitable society. In…

Feb 18th 2022

Collaborating with communities Insights Voluntary and community

Building a Collaborative Society: Reflections from Theodora Cadbury, founder of Xenia

In January we published our Manifesto for a Collaborative Society. Here we explore a ‘green shoot’…

May 23rd 2019

Collaborating with communities Insights

Building a Collaborative Society: The power of community

Collaborate has a resolution for 2019: to be bold about the future we want to create.…

Sign up to our email newsletter

You will receive updates about our work, our team and any events coming up.
We send newsletters approximately every four weeks and never spam.