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:
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.