Community groups will be recruited to train community organisers

Locality will choose up to 200 'host' organisations to train people for the government's £15m community organisers programme


Locality, the umbrella charity running the community organisers programme, has announced it aims to recruit up to 200 organisations to act as "hosts" for trainee community organisers by September 2014.

The government's £15m community organisers programme will train 5,000 people to work in communities to create local networks and run projects to help local people. Of these, 500 will be paid "senior" organisers and the rest will be volunteers.

Host organisations will recruit between two and five senior community organisers from their local communities and will be responsible for providing office space and support. Each host organisation will be paid up to £3,000 to cover expenses.

Jess Steele, director of innovation at Locality, said: "We're looking for organisations around England that are established and well-rooted in their local communities.

"As an organisation, you must care deeply about your local neighbourhood and be inspired by the potential of community organising. The support and guidance you can offer will be critical to each community organiser's success."

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