Community Anchors – A Co-operative Recovery – Preston City Council

End of Programme Report – Stir to Action




Funded by Preston City Council, the Stir to Action programme focussed on co-operative awareness and pre-technical capacity building within Preston’s BAME communities and was run in parallel with the start-up phase of the Open Society Foundations project in Preston which includes technical start-up funding for 10 worker coops.

The report makes the case for investing at the grassroots, and targeting ‘minoritised’ communities, in order to deliver policy ambitions. ‘Pre-technical’ development activities to stimulate cultural awareness and interest in broader audiences are key to this, with a focus on working with existing ‘community anchors’.

Rachel Stringfellow
Policy and Research Officer
Preston City Council

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