Community activism and resilience

CLES think time

CLES think time sessions aim to provide an enjoyable and interesting opportunity for debate, discussion and new ideas.  They will be small scale to encourage active participation and offer a chance to ask new and old questions, think about the future and about the lessons from the past. We want these sessions to be positive and inspiring so that you will leave enthused and keen to get out there and improve places for the future.

Each session will be facilitated by a CLES member of staff and the focus will be on discussion, debate, sharing views, opinions and experience.

This session

The public funding and largesse that the community and voluntary sector previously received has been reduced.  The future for community activity is now much more about building up social and human capital, without public resources.  This involves new ways of working and developing stronger connections and relationships.  Building on CLES’s thinking on resilience, this think time will seek to explore new futures for community and residents groups.


Free to all CLES subscribers – on the booking form just tick the box for CLES member – this will not count as an event day for those members with event days included in their membership. Non-members will be charged £25 plus VAT booking fee.

Includes refreshments.

Date 29th September

Time 2pm – 4pm

Venue Express Networks, 1 George Leigh Street, Manchester M4 5DL