RSA Newcastle Network: Exploring Community Trusts

Fellowship Event


online via Zoom

Join the Newcastle Network online this July, with speaker Ian Richardson FRSA exploring the idea of 'community trusts' to support citizens post-Covid, and how they could enable communities to decarbonise, create jobs and increase sustainability.

The climate emergency, caused by our carbon emissions, is going to impact our children in their lifetime. Most people believe we are not doing enough to ensure we protect the planet by achieving the Paris Agreement 1.5°C.


The only way these changes are going to be made is through community-learning, investment, and changes in our behaviours that enable a just and fair transition.


Is there a System Owner? Ian suggests that government is too fragmented and remote, and that local government is hollowed out by austerity and design. Ian will be exploring the idea of Community Trusts and Citizen Forums as structures which could enable this investment in people, jobs and infrastructure, our community's natural and social capital. Could they enable communities to decarbonise, create jobs and increase sustainability? All of which will be very relevant to support citizens post-Covid-19.


We have the money ‘to invest in what citizens need to do’ (Covid-19 is estimated to have cost £400bn and rising) and we understand green technology. What we lack are the community structures for enabling local engagement to effect change at pace.


If you believe your community or catchment area would like to be part of this, Ian will suggest how. There will be time after Ian's talk for attendees to feed in their thoughts and questions.

To register a ticket for this event, follow the ‘Book Now’ link above.

Location: Online via Zoom. 

Follow the link to register a free ticket, and you will be emailed with instructions for joining the call. Unfamiliar with Zoom? It is a very user-friendly online conferencing platform. You do not need to sign up or pay to join the call.

If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please let the team know: [email protected].

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