Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire & Humber has a regional community activists network, check out the website below for more details

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Yorkshire Community Activists Network (YCAN) was launched at Scarborough in December 2010 and held its first Conference at the St George Centre, Leeds in Early March. The organisation is in its infancy, having been formed from the Regional Community Empowerment Panel, which was funded by the Empowerment Partnership. The Panel had upwards of 25 members most of whom are signed up to YCAN. We have a steering committee, have adopted a working constitution and are looking to hold our first AGM in December

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Comment by Donna Lightbown on April 5, 2012 at 11:27

Hi all

Up to 100 community development and renewal advisers wanted

I wanted to flag up a tender opportunity that some of you in Yorks and Humber may be interested in.

We (Renaisi) are about to start recruiting up to 100 Community Development and Renewal Advisers for the Big Local programme (see for more details) which is a National Lottery Funded 10 year programme in 150 areas.

Known as ‘Big Local reps’ these advisers will guide and coach 150 communities across England including in Yorks and Humber to make their areas even better places to live.  The areas have been awarded £1m each as part of Big Local, which gives people locally a key role in deciding how to improve their areas and create lasting change. Each area receives at least £1m to spend over 10 years – along with support, training and networking opportunities.


We now need a pool of reps to help us provide this support. Big Local reps will need to have excellent facilitation skills and be able to use their limited time effectively. This role would particularly suit those working on a freelance basis or those who have capacity to manage it alongside other employment responsibilities. 


Please note this is an invitation to tender.  Renaisi is recruiting and managing Big Local reps on behalf of Local Trust the organisation that has been set up to deliver Big Local.   Reps will be contracted to Renaisi on a national framework contract. 

For further information and details on how to apply please click here for more information or review the documents hyperlink-ed below.

Big Local Rep Information Pack

Big Local Rep Application Form

Diversity Monitoring Form

Or alternatively if you have any queries then please contact Donna Lightbown on or telephone 0207 033 2614.

Completed applications need to be returned to by 12 noon on 16 April 2012.



Comment by Alan Thornton on November 1, 2011 at 14:16

2 great Leeds events this month: Summat + People, Power, Money

Comment by Tony Herrmann on September 29, 2011 at 13:34

YCAN is holding a networking event and its AGM on 12th October in Leeds.

Mary Clear from Incredible Edible - one of the most imaginative and dynamic community run projects in the country - will be speaking, and there will be plenty of time for proper sharing of ideas and experiences.

More details and online booking  here

Comment by Tony Herrmann on August 22, 2011 at 11:42

Hello to activists in Yorkshire and Humber!

I would like to draw your attention to an exciting conference taking place on 23rd September in Bradford. It is called 'Challenging Society' and will be a place for discussion and debate. Thought provoking speakers and fascinating workshops. The afternoon session organised by YCAN will be a 'Community Challenge. There is an early bird discount for booking before 25th August and unwaged activists can apply for a bursary.

Tony Herrmann

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