All Together For a Stronger Society

Across the UK, we’re supporting our members to build cohesive, connected communities. Find out how we can help your organisation bring people together across difference and create a stronger society.

All Together For a Stronger Society

Across the UK, we’re supporting our members to build cohesive, connected communities. Find out how we can help your organisation bring people together across difference and create a stronger society.

Our Vision

The Vision of the Belong Network is a more integrated, less divided society. Our members span local government, civil society and the business sector. All share a common goal – to bring people together across difference and build stronger, more resilient communities. Belong exists to connect, support and mobilise all those working to achieve this – developing good practice, influencing policy and building the evidence base on what makes a stronger society.

Updates from our Network

Social cohesion is at the heart of what Belong and our members do. Find out about the latest events, research and opinion here:

News

Belong Network and StreetGames Launch Project to Enhance Sport in Communities

Examples and advice on creating events to connect individuals and communities across divides.

News

Launch of Belonging In Britain: A Manifesto for Social Cohesion

Belong has launched its Manifesto for Social Cohesion – a document setting out how the next Government can build stronger, more connected communities.

Resource

Free how-to guide: building community connection into your events

Examples and advice on creating events to connect individuals and communities across divides.

Upcoming Event

Free how-to event: building community connection into your events

Belong Network will be hosting recipients of Spirit of 2012’s ‘Moments to Connect’ grants – who will share what it takes to create a successful event which contributes to social cohesion.

Memberships Available

Local Government Membership

By becoming a member of Belong, local government staff tap into a wealth of expertise, resources and opportunities build their professional networks and create stronger communities.

Places and People

Places and People: A new Community of Practice

Belong is delighted to be launching a new Community of Practice – specifically for organisations involved in place-based approaches to building cohesion.

We are proud to have been a founding member of the Belong Network. Our partnership with Belong has helped Manchester to connect with and learn from others whilst at the same time enabled us to better understand and connect with each other across the city.  The ongoing dialogue and forums to discuss complex and live issues and the access to resources including training for practitioners and elected members have helped us to shape our first social cohesion strategy in Manchester.  We really value their knowledge, expertise and support.

Joanna Midgley
Deputy Leader, Manchester City Council
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64%

Of people in the UK believe social divisions are increasing. (Source: Beyond Us and Them, Belong Network).

4.6 Out of 5

Overall delegate rating for usefulness of Belonging 2023.

20

Events held to convene the sector, provide training, networking, and thought leadership 2023-24.

100+

Over 100 members from across local government, civil society organisations and business.