Creative, Confident Communities

Communities working together for change

HCT Group

Communities thrive when people have the power to take action and the capacity and capability to work together for change.

We seek out ambitious work that puts communities themselves at the heart of the changes they want to make and can provide transformative models for others to learn from. We will support communities to exercise greater power over their economic, social, and environmental future.

What we want to achieve

Impact goal

Communities use their power to make change happen.

Long-term outcomes
  • Local people exert more influence over the decisions that affect their lives and their communities.
  • The corporate, cultural, public, voluntary, and community sectors work better together with communities to achieve collective change.
  • Local people lead an aspirational vision of what they want their community to be.
  • The power of people taking collective action leads to fairer and more equitable communities.

If you are interested in applying for funding on under this priority, please see our guidance for support.

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Insights from place-led funding

In a new report, we share learning from the place-led funding we’ve done over the past five years, which has informed and shaped our strategy in Creative, Confident Communities.

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Unlocking change


Our Aims