Economic Justice

The Trust undertook a strategic review during the year 2021-22, with our Trustees deciding to take a place-based approach to our Economic Justice programme, focussing entirely on Birmingham. With local partners we have developed a theory of change which will see us supporting and being involved in influencing and change-making activities.  Our goals are that:

  • Everyone in Birmingham has sufficient material resources to have a fulfilling, sustainable life free from concerns about meeting basic needs;
  • Structural barriers to achieving a sustainable life resulting from an individual’s race, disability, gender, other protected characteristics and class are removed;
  • People at risk of or experiencing economic injustice can influence decisions about the local economy.

We are shaping the programme around three pillars of movement-building: personal empowerment, challenging dominant institutions, and building alternatives.  Linking everything together is our Action Network. The Action Network is facilitated by Huddlecraft and is open to anyone in Birmingham who shares our aims, has ideas and energy for ways in which economic injustice can be reduced, and wants to work with others to achieve this.  If you are interested in learning more about or joining the network, contact Debbie Pippard, Director of Programmes: [email protected].

Alongside the network we are developing ideas to stimulate systems change.  For example, our partners Economy and The Equality Trust are supporting people experiencing economic injustice to influence decisions about the Birmingham economy.  Loconomy is exploring how recruitment processes can be transformed by big institutions.  NEON will be running an introductory programme on movement building, dates to be announced shortly.  Other ideas are being explored and will be announced as they are firmed up.  We are not currently accepting applications for funding but will be putting out specific calls for ideas soon.  If you would like to be kept informed of these, please keep an eye on this web page or  sign up to our e-news. 

Key Contacts

Debbie Pippard

Director of Programmes
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