Transition Network


January 2023

The first year of Transition Together

What if… communities everywhere had the power, knowledge and opportunity to lead change, building a better world for everyone from the ground up?  That’s the vision of Transition Together, a project to grow and strengthen this work for community-led action in England and Wales. 

We are part of the international Transition movement, which emerged in the UK in 2005.  Now the Transition Network links communities in 50 countries taking practical action to ‘transition’ away from the unsustainable and divisive ways we are living to resilient, active and caring communities. 

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December 2022

New Year training now open

Our much anticipated new training programmes kick off in January - the perfect time for new beginnings.  These online, interactive sessions are designed for Transition groups, drawing on years of shared experience within and beyond the movement.

Our one-day Launch workshop on Saturday 21 January is for new groups or those in the process of forming one.

Meanwhile Thrive is a series of six short workshops for existing groups, on Monday evenings from 13 February. Ideal for groups wanting to become stronger, reach new people, grow in confidence or explore new ideas and projects. 

Join Launch

Join Thrive 

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July 2022

Transition Network launch Seed Funding 

Great news! Our much-anticipated Seed Funding Programme for Transition Groups is now LIVE! Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, £160,000 in small grants will help Transition groups build capacity, increase impact in your local community or explore something that would otherwise be impossible. Grants range from £100 up to £10,000 and applications are open until 31st October. Find out more about the funding and the harvests gathered from the 111 grants last time here.

To help you explore the possibilities for your group, on 21 September we’ll host a Blizzard of Stories Seed Funding Special to inspire you with the stories of what groups did last time. This will be followed on 13 October by an FAQ Webinar to answer all your questions on eligibility and how to apply. We’re giving you advanced notice of the dates now, and will share details for joining in our next newsletter. In the meantime, check out our websiteFacebook and Twitter for regular seed funding stories - maybe one will sow a seed for change in your place! 

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This item was included in the Transition Network July/August newsletter, which includes information about training available to Transition groups and a new body convened to consider the future of the Transition movement.

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November 2021

Transition Network launches 'Transition Together'

Transition Network, the UK's umbrella organisation for Transition groups, has received nearly £6m from the Lottery Fund for a new project called 'Transition Together'.  

This is very substantial funding, but at the moment there is only very general information about what the project will involve.  We will post further information when it becomes available.

This is part of an article by Transition Network's Rhiannon Colvin

Today we are excited to launch Transition Together, a new project to help build more resilient, empowered and sustainable communities across Britain from the ground up. 

As the dust settles after COP26, never has change been so urgent and necessary. We are inspired by activists across the climate movement who took a stand for a just and inclusive transition. From the young people who took to the streets and social media, to the COP26 Coalition who drew people together across the world, to the radical ideas for change and the marginalised voices refusing to be ignored.

The last fortnight has not made us more optimistic or more pessimistic, but more determined. More determined to go back to our local communities and start building our power, strength and capacity to change our future. To build the more equal and sustainable towns, cities and countries that our hearts are longing for. In the words of Ben Brangwyn co-founder of the Transition movement: 

“If we wait for governments, it will be too late. If we act as individuals, it will be too little. But if we act as communities, it might just be enough, and it might just be in time.” 

Read the full article

December 2021 newsletter

More information and links

Transition Together website

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June 2020

More information and resources

Rob Hopkins' blog  'How to Bounce Forward' out of the Covid-19 crisis (recently featured on our Home page).

Reflections on Covid-19 and the Transition movement by members of the Transition Network team
"We’re not all in the same boat, but we are experiencing the same storm."

Links to the Build Back Better campaign hosted by Green New Deal UK  " .  .  The campaign for a post coronavirus future where we put people and planet first."

Centre for alternative technology
Explore sustainable solutions from your home or garden with online resources from CAT.
https://www.cat.org.uk/cat-at-home/

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The Essential Guide to Doing Transition

Getting Transition started in your street, community, town or organisation.

By the Transition Network team    2016.

What you need to know about Transition.  Unlike its predecessor 'The Transition Handbook' Originally published in 2008, this new guide is not published in book form,  but only as a 64 page downloadable PDF document.

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A movement of communities coming together to reimagine and rebuild our world

 

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Saturday 4 February
13:00 Black Isle Repair Cafe North Kessock
17:30 Transition Town Forres - Imbolc fundraising event
18:30 Knocknagael Growing Group Ceilidh
Monday 6 February
19:30 RCA Fergus McCreadie Trio at Resolis
Wednesday 8 February
14:00 Black Isle Men's Shed AGM
Thursday 9 February
10:00 Allangrange gardening workshop - Fruit tree pruning
Saturday 11 February
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Saturday 18 February
10:00 Culbokie Community Market

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