Active Citizens is back!

Post date 30 August 2017

We are pleased to announce that Up Our Street have been chosen as an Active Citizens partner for the second year running. Active Citizens is a British Council funded training programme that aims to give local residents the skills they need to run social action projects in their community.

The Active Citizens course is open to all residents in Easton and Lawrence Hill, whether you’re a seasoned activist or just getting started. This year we are running taster sessions to find out if Active Citizens is right for you. The full course is one day a week for four weeks. The course features a range of activities designed to get you talking to each other and developing your plans for community projects. It is completely free to attend. Lunch is provided and a prayer room is available if needed.


Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what some of last year’s Active Citizens participants had to say:

“Translating ideas into social action; received good knowledge and tools and skills on how to do this.”

“Will be thinking about what I learnt for a long time and have made some new friends who I'm sure I'll see again.”

“Clear, friendly, fun activities, good timing”


There are limited places available, so please make sure you get your application in by 29 September for the October course. You can apply online here Apply for Active Citizens or email for an application form. If you would like a chat about Active Citizens before applying, please call Celia or Pat at Up Our Street on 0117 954 2834.

Course dates for 2017/18

Course 1

Taster session – Monday 2 October, 6pm to 8pm
Day 1 – Monday 9 October, 9.30am to 3.30pm
Day 2 – Monday 16 October, 9.30am to 3.30pm
Day 3 – Monday 23 October, 9.30am to 3.30pm
Day 4 – Monday 30 October, 9.30am to 3.30pm

Course 2

Taster session – Tuesday 9 January, 6pm to 8pm
Day 1 – Saturday 20 January, 10am to 4pm
Day 2 – Saturday 27 January, 10am to 4pm
Day 3 – Saturday 3 February, 10am to 4pm
Day 4 – Saturday 10 February, 10am to 4pm