Community and citizenship
About this theme
This theme covers all aspects of the functioning and fabric of society, including social cohesion, community resilience and development, human rights, inclusion, participation and equality. It is one of the eight universal themes which form our grantmaking framework and allow us to address every aspect of society. Fellows’ stories
Charity CEO Mary Smith (CF 2019) helped to launch a second therapeutic farming site in Cumbria through her charity Growing Well this month. This is the culmination of work that began with Mary’s Fellowship, which researched the creation of models for care farming that support mental health.
By Mary Smith, 2022
Food campaigner Lindsay Graham (CF 2014) was awarded an OBE in the Queen's birthday honours this month. The award is in recognition of Lindsay’s services to tackling children’s food insecurity.
By Lindsay Graham, 2022
Care farm director Joy O'Neill (CF 2020) was awarded a place on the Women in Sustainability Innovation Accelerator Programme at Cambridge University’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership of this month. This will allow Joy to build on her Fellowship research, which explored care farming in rural communities, a practice that promotes wellbeing.
By Joy O'Neill, 2022
The Fellowship medallion of social enterprise founder William Case (CF 2011) is going to be shown in a year-long exhibition about disability at the People's History Museum in Manchester from this month. William’s Fellowship explored support practices for disabled people.
By William Case, 2022
Charity worker Emily Niner (CF 2019) wrote a blog on engaging with young autistic people this month. Emily’s Fellowship explored post-diagnostic support for teenagers with autism.
By Emily Niner, 2022
Refugee worker Rosemary Brown (CF 2019) has helped to organise a dance performance this month with clients at the Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants and Care4Calais where she volunteers. Rosemary’s Fellowship explored ways of teaching migrants their host country's language for community participation.
By Rosemary Brown, 2022