COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

Bringing Communities Together

Fragmented communities have become a common occurrence in the last few decades. We have stopped fulfilling our wants and needs from local businesses and organisations, instead switching to a fast-paced lifestyle with increasingly lengthy commutes to work and a reliance on large supermarkets and online retailers for our shopping. Less face-to-face interactions and time spent in our localities have left communities more disjointed than ever. However, the Coronavirus Pandemic has been a turning point, allowing those that once felt disconnected to reconnect with and appreciate their community once again.

The Community Conversation is a not-for-profit initiative, supported by the Gusto Homes Community Fund. It brings communities together on a digital platform, enabling us to reconnect our local neighbourhoods.

A Community Conversation brings local people of all ages and backgrounds together who share an interest in enhancing their community. A weekly digital conversation takes place via a live streamed video call, sharing information from local organisations and businesses with those tuning in, alongside discussing new ideas to improve the lives of all those within the community.

A quarterly Community Conference brings together all the Community Conversation hosts, and any other members of the public who are interested in joining. During these conferences, ideas and knowledge will be shared between different communities, alongside hearing from inspirational guest speakers.

We encourage those who share our desire for reconnecting our local communities to set up a Community Conversation in their local area. This may be your local parish area, village, or your neighbourhood within a town or city, ideally covering a population of 1000 to 5000 people.

For more information on setting up your own Community Conversation, click the ‘how-to’ link below and watch the video.

We will support you in setting-up your Community Conversation. Just click the registration button below, fill in the form and we’ll be in touch.

What you get

  • Three months free premium Zoom account for hosting your Community Conversation
  • A dedicated webpage on Community Conversation website
  • A dedicated e-mail address
  • A seat on the panel for each quarterly digital Community Conference
  • Personalised branding for your Community Conversation
  • General and technical support from the Community Conversation team