‘Radical Kindness’ is a project funded by Spirit of 2012 celebrating acts of radical kindness inspired by the Covid-19 crisis.
Acts of radical kindness are those activities that intentionally seek to build bridges across differences, develop shared ground, and promote social connection between different groups and communities.
‘Radical Kindness’ draws on findings from ‘Beyond Us and Them’, our nationwide research project funded by the Nuffield Foundation and in collaboration with the University of Kent, that looks at the impact of Covid-19 on social cohesion.
At the heart of ‘Radical Kindness’ is the need for creative and inspiring reminders of the power of social connection, particularly across difference, as we begin to emerge from lockdown.
Learn more about the project through our online resources
Over the last few months we hosted a webinar series – Radical Kindness Elevenses – in which we were joined by different inspirational people, community leaders and those doing work to promote social cohesion to hear about their experiences with radical kindness. These webinars are available to watch on on the Stories of Radical Kindness page well as podcasts and short video stories from those involved in the project
Radical Kindness Week
This year we launched our first Radical Kindness Week – a week long celebration of radical kindness – which ran from Monday 17 until Friday 21 May 2021 and featured a range of free events including workshops and a webinar. To watch back these events or find out more about the week then please visit the Radical Kindness Week page.
Cultivating Radical Kindness
Discover the 10 conditions that must be in place for radical kindness to thrive in our latest paper – ‘Cultivating Radical Kindness’.