Our five year strategy
Our new five year strategy, ‘Communities Leading Change’ answers the question: How can communities across the UK work to build collective power to transform the economy?
It sets out our vision for a democratic, equitable and liveable economy where communities can meet their needs and priorities.
It outlines how we plan to make it happen through expanding our community education on the economy and working in solidarity with people facing economic injustice to create a stronger movement for justice and change.
We see the huge potential to build power with people experiencing economic injustice who are working to create social, political and cultural change but not connecting it to the economy.
In five years, we aim to have worked with ten thousand people in communities experiencing injustice across the country to connect what matters to them to the need for economic system change.
This strategy was put together following a year of consultation with over 100 individuals and organisations, including past participants in our programmes, old and new partners, our community ambassador board, staff and trustees.
On 1st February 2023 we officially launched it into the world.
You can view a recording of the launch event here or learn more about it in this blog.
We’d love to hear about anything in our strategy that resonates with you and explore ways to work together.
If you would like to chat about how our work could connect with or support yours, please reach out to our Head of Community, Jo Hiley at email@example.com to set up a time.
New strategy, new name
As our work has evolved, people and communities have remained central to our strategy and vision.
Based on this, we reflected on everything from our goals and theory of change to internal practices and, ultimately, our public brand.
In Spring 2023 we officially changed our name from Economy to People’s Economy and rolled out our new branding, to support making our goals more transparent.
People’s Economy reflects not just what we’re working towards but how we plan to get there: by building power, agency and vision with communities and changemakers across the UK.
“A People’s Economy is one where people feel confident discussing and participating in an economy and that they understand how it matters to them”
“Feels inclusive and people-centred”
“The phrase highlights that what we have now is not in the best interests of everyday people and we need something that is. One that is owned by them.”
“A People’s Economy is an economy that everyone owns, that connects people, that people take an active role in shaping and building. It’s active rather than passive”
“An economy that benefits people rather than business”
“Regenerative, everyone has dignity, people can shape what happens”
“People everywhere directly shaping the world around them so they and their communities thrive”
“Humane, functional, safe, flexible”
Got a question, or want to be part of it?
We’d love to hear any thoughts, questions or ideas you have at firstname.lastname@example.org.