All over the country, Labour Party members have been supporting their neighbours and local charities during the coronavirus crisis. And people who never considered themselves activists before are at the heart of local community action groups. From fundraising for their local foodbank, collecting laptops for disadvantaged children, Labour has been there for communities. We’re calling on the entire Labour movement to come together and coordinate acts of community in your local area. In this section of the Campaign Hub you can find top tips and resources for organising local campaigns. And for those of you who are already doing amazing things, as we know so many of you are, we’re asking to hear about it. Fill out the form below or tag us on social media using the hashtag #LabourIsWithYou.
Volunteer in your community
Coordinate a CLP/BLP food collection to support a foodbank
Arrange a CLP/BLP food collection among members and supporters for your local foodbank. Or, whilst every penny donated to the Labour Party is to help fund our election campaigns, CLPs/BLPs could consider setting up a separate donation page in support of e.g. a local foodbank.
Set up a CLP/BLP supplies and prescriptions no-contact drop off service for those in need and without any support
Help coordinate support for people in your community by either setting up or getting involved with an existing community mutual aid group. View a list of Covid-19 mutual aid groups.
Map your community
A community map allows you to know your area. It gives you an understanding of what you have to work with, what your area is missing and how you can use local resources in the best way possible. View a summary of how to start mapping your community (see pages 9-10). Find out more and book an organising training session with your Regional Community Organiser – email [email protected]
"Labour wants Britain to be the best place to grow up in and the best place to grow old in."
Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party
Other campaign resources
For campaign guidance during the current COVID-19 crisis please click here. For up-to-date information on Covid-19 in your area visit gov.uk To find out more about how to organise a local community campaign, please contact your Scottish/Welsh/Regional team.