Are you part of a community group in 2020?
During the challenging circumstances of the COVID-19 outbreak, people are seeking new ways to support one another and build community connections. The pandemic is also having a big impact on many existing community organisations who were already working hard to support people.
I am a researcher at the University of York. I want to help tell the story of community organising during the COVID-19 crisis. I believe we may be able to learn from what is happening now to build knowledge and skills for strong communities in the future.
Whether you are a brand new group responding to the crisis, an established organisation trying out new ways to operate during social distancing, or a group whose activities have been affected by the pandemic, your experience is valuable. Communities 2020 research project is looking for groups like yours to take part in research.
If you are involved with a community group or project, as an organiser, member, or simply taking part in activities/receiving help, please get in touch. I would love to hear from you. For more information, take a look at the FAQs.