Rotherham Federation is now one of 20 Social Action Hubs around the country. Social action hubs are locally rooted community organisations which support people to contribute to and create a better community and build a more democratic society.
The 20 Social Action Hubs are funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and led by Community Organisers Ltd. As a hub the Federation will act as a catalyst for action, training local people, members of the public sector and young people in community organising and supporting them to listen, reach out, bring people together and take collective action.
Over the next few years the Programme will see 3500 people trained in community organising across England and supported to ignite social action. People who want to make their community stronger, their government and public services more accountable and their society fairer.
The first of these volunteer organisers in Rotherham were presented with certificates by the Deputy Mayor at a special event on the evening of 16th December 2017. Community organising is the work of bringing people together to take action around their common concerns and overcome social injustice. Volunteer community organisers reach out and listen, connect and motivate people to build their collective power.
Sofia Gkika and Jessica Clarke also recieved their graduation certificates at the event.