Let us know what you think.
Back in August 2019 we shared with you news that Transition Network is developing a National Lottery Community Fund bid for a 4 year programme of building capacity and regional networks to support Transition in Britain. In true Transition spirit, we believe these networks should be co-designed with you, Transitioners with the community based knowledge to know how a larger scale network could support your needs and nourish your vision as we activate the most important decade of climate action ever.
At that time, we also launched a massive survey, which garnered 270 responses, thanks to everyone who filled it in. It took ages to read through and analyse, but it was worth it! You can read a short report on key findings here.
The survey results combined with the last 4 years of work on regional networks listed below has informed our shaping of this bid:
- 11 regional network workshops in 2017.
- MSc research, which you can read here.
- Delivering “The Great Invitation”, supporting the growth of regional networks in Hastings, West Midlands, North West, London, Wiltshire, Swindon and Southampton, find out more about this in our “Stepping Up and Reaching Out” series on our blog.
The bid will be submitted to the National Lottery Community Fund in March of this year.
We’d like to share the current project summary with you to inform and ask for feedback. We would love to know what you think, to help the framework of this project to be the shape that is needed.
If our bid is successful, does this project sound like something you want to be involved in? Can you imagine how this 4 year programme could support regional connection towards a regenerative future in your area!
Would your Transition Group have the appetite and capacity to engage with the project, to help develop Transition in your area and to link up with other groups nearby? Do you think you might have the passion, experience, skills and connections to contribute to this project as a Network Weaver?
You’re also invited to an online meeting to explore the bid in more detail on Monday 3rd February, 7pm to 9pm (GMT). At this meeting, there will be time to gain clarity on what is being proposed, ask questions and reality check the content of the bid. Just click this link on the night, when you’re ready to join. If you have never used Zoom before it’s a good idea to click on the link beforehand at any time as you may have to install a small bit of software to join us.
We will find out in June whether we have been successful, keep your fingers and toes crossed for a successful bid!