Social Action is people coming together and taking action to tackle common concerns that are important to improving people’s lives and communities.

It involves people giving their time and resources for the common good, from volunteering, community organising or simple neighbourly acts. When people come together for social action, communities are heard and power begins to shift, creating real change for good.

Key points to remember for social action are:

  • Carried out by individuals or groups of people working together
  • Not compulsory and not for profit
  • For the good of others – individuals, communities and/or society
  • Bring about social change and or value

When individuals or groups identify issues within their community and decide to take action, it is important to do it safety and ensure correct planning and risk management has been taken into consideration.

A Social Action ‘How To’ Workbook and a range of fantastic resources have been produced to provide advice and guidance on how to develop Social Action Projects, and can be found on our resources page.

Funded and delivered by

Smile Foundation Hull CVS, community and voluntary services East Riding of Yorkshire Counsil Hull City Counsil
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