Register and join a local action group

Welcome! We’re so excited that you want to be part of the local action group network.

12 Dec 2022

Becoming a local action group means joining hundreds of groups across the country campaigning for urgent action to address the climate and ecological crises.

By joining our network, you’ll receive all the support you need to get involved in Friends of the Earth campaigns and to run your own local campaign.

You’ll also join forces with other groups at key moments, like elections, international climate summits and parliamentary decisions on bills, to pressure decision-makers to enact change nationally and internationally.

So far, hundreds of groups have brought people together in communities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to do something about the climate and ecological crises. And together we've contributed to some big wins, like the government committing to ending UK funding of overseas oil and gas projects.

If this sounds like something you’d like to take part in, we’d love to welcome you to our network. Simply register your interest in becoming a local action group using the registration form. We’ll ask you for:

  • Your group name and location
  • A short description of your group
  • Your contact name and details

Once you’ve completed the form, a regional staff member will be in touch to get to know more about your group, what support you need and what’s involved in joining the network.

When your ready to finalise your registration we’ll send your group the paperwork (our charter and trademark licence agreement) to sign and send back. You'll get access to all our resources and tools to support your local action group. You'll also be able to connect with other groups across the country to push for national change.

As the person registering the group, you’ll be the group coordinator. This means you'll be responding to enquiries from Friends of the Earth regional staff and members of the public. You can change the group contact at any time by getting in touch with us.

If you’re an individual or small group looking for help to get started, fill out our form and we’ll send you an induction pack with guidance on recruiting members, organising first meetings, managing group relationships, deciding what to work on and how to become an official local action group.

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