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Your Square Mile

Your Square Mile is a citizens’ mutual open to anyone in the UK over the age of 16, which gives inspiration, practical advice and tools to anyone seeking to make change in their local community.

Last year YSM worked with 16 of the toughest neighbourhoods in the UK to inspire change.

Residents of Glyncoch in Wales were supported in securing the final funding needed to build a new Community Centre by crowd-sourcing. It’s a project that will transform an ex-mining community that has seen three generations of unemployment blight many families. Services range from employment advice to health services and sports and activities for all generations. See the news story here.

Wigton Youth Station was also supported to stage a festival that has re-invented the relationship of young people to other residents in the town.

Your Square Mile is part of the Big Lottery “People Powered Change” movement which is focused on community empowerment. If you want to get involved in re-invigorating community in your area check it out at