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Its the little wins

  • September 4, 2020

Tina Cribbin celebrates recent achievements of local residents and members of On Top of the World in Hulme. In our tower block there was always a sense of hopelessness... Continue Reading

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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

Community Voice in Planning

  • January 26, 2021

This page contains materials from a seven-part community briefing series which took place between January and March 2021. Thanks to all the contributors and participants who made it such... Continue Reading