Active Citizenship – Helping create social change…


We believe that active citizenship is key to strong and vibrant communities. There are so different kinds of activities that could be described as active citizenship from someone organising regular litter picks in a community to help the local neighbourhood to feel cleaner and greener, to organising a national campaign to ensure children do not go hungry (Marcus Rashford is an amazing example of an active citizen!).

Anyone can become an active citizen and there is no special exam to pass but there are some key areas to explore that can help someone with a great idea to develop a more purposeful,  inclusive and sustainable social action plan.

British Council Active Citizens – Globally Connected, Locally Engaged

Since 2018, All1C has been a partner on the British Council’s global Active Citizen’s project, a programme that has run in almost 80 countries for the last 10 years. We are proud to say, 2020 will be our third year of delivering the Active Citizen’s project in Calderdale.


Some of our previous active citizen-related projects include:


Feedback from Halifax Stories, a six-part creative workshop experience designed to encourage connection between people from established and newer communities across Calderdale:

“Really enjoyed it, some great people, [and] new challenges.” R.L.

“Very good, enjoyable course. [It] brought something out of me I didn’t know was there!!” K.S.

“It brought people together; an easy, pressure free day.” M.G.

“The workshop was fantastic! I liked it and would like them to continue.” K.M.

“I think it is a great way to bring people together from different backgrounds.” I.C.

“Thank you for a job well done!” A.B.

“Lovely engaging organisers” R.S.

“More similar events please.” R.L.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the course. It has been extremely helpful after suffering depression.” K.S.

A very kind comment made by a participant of the Community Skills Training sessions ran in summer 2017, part of the Stronger Communities project pilot.

“If I could write all the words of the world it will not be enough for all the support, help and advice we gained from the course”. M.E.