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We are recruiting!

  • February 4, 2022

CLASS has two exciting new roles available to support the deepening and broadening of the Community Savers network, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and the Tudor Trust.... Continue Reading

Community Savers secures National Lottery grant

  • December 13, 2021

Community Savers have been awarded a two-year development grant of £209,500 from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, to deepen and... Continue Reading

Women Thriving: a transformative year for Community Savers

  • December 9, 2021

The announcement of the third national lockdown on 6 January 2021 was not the start to the year that anyone had hoped for… the rollercoaster ride of the COVID-19... Continue Reading

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Women in the lead: why retreats matter for networked community action

  • July 28, 2021

Sophie King, Development Manager at CLASS, explores what the Community Savers-CLASS alliance has learned about the importance of reflection and retreats for women’s community action. I’ve said it before,... Continue Reading

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Lessons learned from the pandemic

  • May 12, 2021

Whitney Banyai-Becker shares lessons from a reflection with savings group leaders in April 2021. Learning through regular reflection is fundamental to the Community Savers approach to achieving positive change... Continue Reading

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Go Digital: Lessons learned and new horizons

  • April 29, 2021

Whitney Banyai-Becker shares reflections on the Community Savers Lottery-funded Go Digital! project, drawing on conversations with volunteer trainers and community leaders. Of all the many changes thrust upon us... Continue Reading

Women-led savings for financial & social wellbeing

  • April 8, 2021

The Money Advice Service estimates that 22% of UK adults have less than £100 in savings, yet savings are critical to wellbeing, decent living standards, and long-term family resilience.... Continue Reading

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Creating a NORC at Hopton Court

  • March 12, 2021

Hopton Hopefuls are the newest addition to the Community Savers family: a group of Over 50s tenants who have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with resilience, mutual aid, and... Continue Reading

Happy IWD 2021!

  • March 8, 2021

Jean is a 75 year old who has been isolating since March 2020. She is pictured above with her Mums Mart friends at an International Women’s Day celebration in... Continue Reading

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Go Digital!

  • February 17, 2021

Lorna Parks shares some reflections on her first few months as a digital inclusion volunteer with GM Savers through our Lottery-funded Go Digital! project Just before Christmas I started... Continue Reading