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History of Civic Society Movement

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History of Civic Society Movement

History of Civic Society Movement

Civic Voice By Civic Voice

The civic society movement is one of the country's most important social movements. Remarkably, despite its importance, there is no true history of the civic movement. We want to tell this story.

Liverpool Idea stage

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A number of civic societies have their own histories, researched and written by local volunteers. These are expected to grow rapidly in number as many civic societies approach their 50th anniversary. Yet, the movement lacks the story of its roots and its significance and the project is designed to address this gap. The benefits of understanding and celebrating the importance of the civic movement have rarely been more important. There is growing recognition of the importance of social and community action and we are at the formative stage in the development of a new chapter for the civic movement with the establishment of Civic Voice following the closure of the Civic Trust. This project presents an opportunity to develop this new phase on inspiring foundations.

What we'll deliver:

  • Write and publish a publication

Why it's a great idea:

Remarkably, despite its importance, there is no true history of the civic movement or its relationships to other social movements and changes in society over nearly 200 years. We want to change this.

Steps to get it done:

  • Publish a book and hold a major event to celebrate the history of the movement.

At a time when politicians talks "localism" we want this publication to demonstrate to people that "localism" has been taken place in the civic society movement for over 150 years.


Location Liverpool

About the space

Civic Voice Head Office


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How will the money be spent?Total £6,754

Publication preparation - £3,157 (47%)
Event launch - £2,950 (44%)
Other - £647 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Publication preparation
Event launch
Other Read More
  • Transaction Fees
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT

Total £6,754

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