2007 - 2022


Necessity is a living archive rooted in social and environmental justice. The site aims to share stories, learning and research from across the UK. It supports communities to strengthen and adapt to ongoing economic and climate challenges. It also offers funding to increase the capacity of people, projects and networks within the UK.

Necessity is a development platform, and as such it continually changes as it gathers new information, investigates pressing emerging issues and fosters collaboration. It aims to contribute to a world that imagines living without profit as its bottom line and growth, extraction and consumption as its drivers; facing up to the deep contradictions within our lives and current systems; sharing potential ways of creating change.

Necessity is a site for experiments, encouraging honesty about failure as much as success. It is a place through which individuals and communities that experience exclusion can share their voices, experiences and wisdom.  It seeks to give shape to a bias to the margins and the deep belief that market-driven economies are failing the planet and people. 

Please share this site with anyone you think may be interested. As you will see the site is launching with the following three core features:

  • Living Archive – Information of over 60 projects/networks working in social and environmental justice.
  • Funding Opportunities – first round £300k being made available for Community Investigationapply via site
  • Resource Library – helpful videos, reports and links to share and develop learning and capacity.

Check out the brand new website here: http://necessity.info/

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