Journalist Stephanie Grimm speaks with Louise O’Kane of Community Places and Jez Hall of Shared Future CIC on behalf of the Buergerhaushalt website, on the past present and future for Participatory Budgeting in the UK. Would you like to know more about the important role of voting, the involvement of young people who are far removed from politics and the effects of austerity policy? Then take a full look at the interview.Read the full story
We are Shared Future. We're committed to community empowerment, social enterprise and democratic participation. We're all about providing expertise, building connections and delivering worthwhile projects. We work with not-for-profit organisations, the public sector and ethical private companies.
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With funding from the Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN), an ESRC supported network that brings together the research community and decision-makers in the public, private and third sectors, Shared Future CIC has published a guide for local authorities and other bodies. The guide aims to support local authorities and other bodies thinking of commissioning a citizens’ assembly or jury. It considers how such processes might address the climate emergency, what is involved and approaches to design and delivery.Read the full story
Shared Future is a social enterprise with a mission - to support other social enterprises. We can help individual enterprises grow, and we deliver innovative social enterprise support programmes that can improve a whole community.
From citizen juries and inquiries to community-led design, we are committed to community engagement. We connect people and then support them to take action.
We're serious about participation at Shared Future - encouraging citizens to become more active and influential within their community, their city or society. We're UK leaders in the field of Participatory Budgeting.
Shared Future are leaders in the fields of Participatory Budgeting and Citizen Inquiries/Juries. We can also provide expert advice on Community-Led Planning, Community Empowerment Projects, Ethical Business and Social Responsibility, plus many other areas.
Who We Are
Since Shared Future was founded in 2009, we've built a successful team of experienced consultants and practitioners who offer a diverse range of skills. We work together on worthwhile and stimulating projects that reflect our personal values.