'What We Stand For' Policy Statements

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We would like to ask you to share your thoughts on the final policy statement, Empowering communities through volunteering.

Please send these by 9 June to memberservices@communities1st.org.uk, ensuring to address your email to “FAO Aneta” in the subject line.

Thank you for your ongoing support. We look forward to receiving your valuable contributions by 9 June.


At Communities 1st, we are dedicated to amplifying our members' collective voice and shaping policies that align with our shared values. We published policy statements covering eight critical areas through our "What We Stand For" initiative. Seven of the eight policy statements are now live. Thank you for your valuable contributions that helped us to finalise the first them.

"What We Stand For" Policy Statements

1. Overcoming Cost-of-Living Challenges and Unlocking Social Mobility
2. Bridging the Digital Divide and Eradicating the Poverty Premium
3. Health and Wellbeing
4. Equity, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EEDI)
5. Learning, Skills and Employability
6. Environment and Climate Change
7.  The ‘State’ and Voluntary Sector Collaboration


These statements reflect our shared aspirations and address the challenges our communities face, enriched by the diverse contributions of our member organisations.

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If you have any questions about the 'What We Stand For' initiative, discussion documents or the policy statements, please email memberservices@communities1st.org.uk or call 01727 649940.