We are building economies that everyone can shape.

We support communities – particularly those furthest from power – to shape the economy to achieve what matters to them.

Delivering economic education for adults and young people

Shaping participatory approaches to economic decision making

Modelling a new approach to public interest economic news through ecnmy.org

Developing place-based approaches to achieve bottom up and top down local economic change

What’s on

  • Would you like to feel confident talking about all this, so you can shift issues that matter to your community?
  • Are you frustrated about inequality across Birmingham and want to see your city and community do better?
  • Do you feel shut out of conversations about “the economy”, and want to know how decision makers decide “where the money goes”?

Join our free training programme for people across Birmingham, exploring how power and resources in the city can be rebalanced to improve local economies across Birmingham.

The programme starts in July and ends in April 2023.

The deadline for applications is 12th June.

Learn more and apply now 

Our workshops help improve understanding around economics, empowering people to engage in decisions that affect their lives.

Invite us to run a workshop or course

We’re looking for people to share stories about their lived experiences of the economy.

Nominate someone to share their story

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Our network

Our work wouldn’t be possible without our
incredible network of partners and collaborators.

Levenshulme Inspire
Wevolution. Turning communities around.
Basic Income Conversation.
Bank of England
May Project Gardens
Manor House development trust
Community. For a better working world.
Shoreditch Trust
Rethinking Economics
Ella Baker school of organising.
Fair Education Alliance
Victoria Park Community Centre
Northfield Neighbourhood Network Scheme. Strenthening & Connecting Communities for over 50's.
Greater Manchester older people's network
Luminate. Building stronger societies
Locality. The power of community.
The Politics Project
BCT. Building Communities Trust.
Community. For a better working world.

Our funders

Economy’s work is funded by a range of sources – individuals, trusts & foundations, partnerships, and corporate grants.

We are grateful to all the supporters who make our work possible. Our main current funders are: 

Barrow Cadbury Trust
Friends Provident Foundation
Rethinking Economics
Aziz Foundation
The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
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