Communities Driving Change

Communities Driving Change is an opportunity for residents and organisations to get involved in local health matters by working together to understand what matters to people living locally, and bring about meaningful change.

When & where?

We are currently learning more about what matters to local communities in:

  • Old Ford Road
  • Burdette Estate
  • Watt’s Grove
Who is it for?

Do you care about local health? Do you have a hidden skill or talent? Are you well connected? Would you like to find out more and meet new people? We’d love to hear from you.


What you’ll be doing

People cycling through the city

Communities Driving Change works with estates, streets, blocks of flats, residents, local businesses, GP surgeries and community groups to understand the issues and priorities affecting local health and well-being in that area.

Local Area Co-Ordinators bring these people together to gather ideas, make plans and help to implement them in ways that the communities themselves can be directly involved in bringing the ideas to life.

In addition to online opportunities for learning and connecting, Communities Driving Change is currently supporting outdoor exercise groups in the area including walking, cycling and aerobics. If you would like to sign up or find out more, email

Community Voting Day

We are currently looking for great local project ideas that involve the Old Ford Road community. £500 grants are available to help get 10 health and wellbeing projects off the ground. Apply by 6th November with your great idea and attend our Community Voting Day on 28th November via Zoom to vote for your favourite ideas. Find out more.

Got a great idea?

Apply now!

Do you have a great idea for a local project in the Old Ford Road area? Apply using the below form to be in with a chance of winning £500 to help get your project going.

Apply now