Interested in Setting up a Non-profit or Community group workshop?

This workshop is for groups based in Southwark or Lambeth, and great for newly established grassroot organisations or organisations thinking up becoming incorporated. Community Southwark is excited to be working with ‘The Social Change Agency’ to bring you a workshop that covers: • An overview of different types of organisation (ltd company, CIC, charity, unincorporated […]

Join us for our Community Southwark AGM!

At The Africa Centre on Great Suffolk Street in SE1, on Tuesday 29 November.

Power The Fight charity is recruiting

Power The Fight charity is looking for an experienced Book Keeper/ Finance Officer.


Social action is about people coming together to help improve their lives and solve the problems that are important in their communities. It can include volunteering, giving money, community action or simple neighbourly acts.

Through the commitment and skill of citizens, social action can empower communities, help people in need, and complement public services. Taking part in social action is also associated with higher levels of wellbeing, and can improve people’s confidence and skills.

Browse this page to find ways to get involved, whether that’s through our resources or an advice appointment, and read our news and events listings.

Social Action Advice Surgery

Book a 30 minute, 1:1 appointment with our Social Action Advisor. Open to people living, working or volunteering in Southwark, looking to be more active in their community.

Join the Southwark Community Action Network

Join the Southwark CAN and receive updates and information on social action in Southwark, as well as invitations to free training events run by our team and partners around Southwark and London.

Social Action Resources

Information and guides that will help you to get involved in your community!

Volunteering and Social Action

Volunteering in the community is one of the best ways you can get involved. Read this page to learn more.

How does Southwark Council work?

Information on local democracy in Southwark, including councillors, MPs, Empowering Communities, and more.

Empowering Communities

Empowering communities is a community engagement programme run by Southwark Council.

Planning, Development & Regeneration

The built environment affects the way we all live. Find information about policy, programmes, and legislation to help you navigate the world of planning and regeneration.

Southwark Area Profiles

Get involved and find more information about your area.