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Levels of participation for partner and supporting organisations:

CTRLshift Partner

  • Your organisation endorses the aims and objectives of the event
  • Uses its influence to invite key additional organisations and/or individuals to the event
  • Sends out AT LEAST one newsletter that promotes the event both before and after
  • Promote the event on social media, encouraging followers to buy tickets
  • Will buy at least one ticket AND will attend – or better – send a diverse delegation in terms of gender, ethnicity, and experience
  • Will participate at event in drafting and/or endorsing event communiqué
  • Will participate at event in exploring 3-5 year ‘strategy’, ‘coalition’, ‘platform’, and/or ‘collaboration’ through which participating organisations and networks can self-align and self-coordinate activities in ways that will create the conditions for our society to adequately address the emergency-level crises we collectively face. This may be supported by funding from National Lottery Community Fund Partnership Programme
  • Your organisation/network’s name will be listed as such in relevant materials, along with logos
  • Space at the venue for pop-up banners
  • Your organisation/network can be allotted programme time for workshop or seminar

Media Partner

  • Your media organisation will develop and publish content leading up to, during, and/or following the event.
  • Your organisation’s name will be listed as such in relevant materials, along with logos.
  • Your organisation can be allotted programme time for workshop or seminar.

Funding Partner

  • Your organisation will provide funding support for the event and/or follow on activities, projects, etc.
  • You will have a free place at the summit, space for a pop-up banner, and possible slot for a workshop
  • The name of your organisation will be listed as such in relevant materials, along with logos, if space allows.

Contact Jay Tompt to find out more.

2019 CTRLshift Partners:

Confirmed CTRLshift Partners for 2019 so far:

The Permaculture Association supports our members and others in the permaculture network to design thriving communities across Britain by applying permaculture ethics and principles, and to contribute to permaculture worldwide. Whether you are involved in gardening, farming, planning, building homes, economic regeneration, or business, using permaculture design empowers you to make the right choices for a sustainable future. By putting ethics first and using natural systems as a model, there are simple and innovative ways to live fairly and sustainably now and in the future.

At Shared Assets we make land work for everyone. We support the development of new models of managing land that are sustainable and productive, create livelihoods, enhance the environment, and involve local people in making decisions about the places they care about. We provide advice, support and training, undertake research, and advocate for changes in the way we manage land.

The Totnes Reconomy Project, an initiative of Transition Town Totnes, was launched by a small group of enthusiastic community members. We wanted to reverse the negative economic trends affecting the town, but we also wanted to innovate. We wanted to inspire a new kind of economic regeneration that would create an abundance of opportunity for people to meet their needs, and to do so in ways that work with natural systems, are inclusive and fair, and that generally increase the well being of the entire community. These are aspirations, of course, but we have taken the first steps and good things are beginning to happen.

Transition is a movement of communities coming together to reimagine and rebuild our world that has been growing since 2005.  It is about communities stepping up to address the big challenges they face by starting local. By coming together, they are able to crowd-source solutions. They seek to nurture a caring culture, one focused on supporting each other, both as groups or as wider communities.

Cooperatives UK Logo

Co-operatives UK is the network for thousands of co-operative businesses worth £36 billion to the economy. Our mission is to grow the co-operative economy and together we work to promote, develop and unite co-operatives across all sectors, from major high street retailers and large agricultural businesses to community owned pubs and credit unions.

The National CLT Network is the membership body and national charity for over 300 Community Land Trusts in England and Wales. CLTs are taking land into democratic community ownership to build affordable housing, protect local services and contribute to the wellbeing of their communities. We work with government and the financial and housebuilding sectors to create the conditions for CLTs to thrive. This has included working with government on the £163m Community Housing Fund for England. We also support our members and a network of regional support organisations, and are part of a new partnership with UK Cohousing, the Confederation of Co-operative Housing and Locality, called Community Led Homes.

CounterCoin is a network of local charities, small business and volunteers working together to promote good citizenship in Newcastle under Lyme. This video was created, shot and edited by a group of talented young adults from North Staffs YMCA in June/July 2017.

The Alternative UK is a political platform based in the United Kingdom. Through curation, editorial, public events, commissioning and research, we aim to transform the language and practice of politics on these islands. Inspired by and associated with Alternativet in Denmark, we are trying to bring about “a friendly revolution”.

We are UnLtd.  We want to see a world where people act to make it better. Our mission is to reach out and unleash the energies of enterprising people who do good.

The Happy Museum Project – The Happy Museum Project looks at how the museum sector can respond to the challenge of creating a more sustainable future.

It supports museum practice that places wellbeing within an environmental and future-facing frame, rethinking the role that museums can play in creating more resilient people, places and planet. Through action research, academic research, peer networking and training it supports institutional and community wellbeing and resilience in the face of global challenges.

Transition London and South East aims to catalyse networking as a critical element to scaling up Transition activity in the region through the 6 themes: celebrate, share, support, co-produce the Bigger Picture, communicate, organise. Through acting together, it will form an effective platform to represent and advocate for Transition Towns in the region, relationship building with such institutions as City and Borough Councils.

Red Pepper Magazine Logo

Red Pepper is a bi-monthly magazine and website of left politics and culture. We’re a socialist publication drawing on feminist, green and libertarian politics. We seek to be a space for debate on the left, a resource for movements for social justice, and a home for open-minded anti-capitalists. Although based in London, we have links around Britain and have always covered events and perspectives from outside the capital. We seek to help build the kind of pluralistic, dynamic movements which can fundamentally challenge our economic system, with its entrenched injustice, structures of power and oppression, and tendency towards war and environmental destruction.

The Schumacher Institute is a think tank. We believe that our planet faces complex social, economic and environmental crises that are hard to solve, however, we are optimistic that solutions can be found. We apply systems thinking to explore and test sustainable options, which acknowledge the complexity of our world. We see social justice as integral to sustainability and look for answers that are fair to all, within the limits the Earth can sustain.

Losing Control 2019 brought together change makers from all kinds of backgrounds, sectors and positions to discuss and create bottom-up and collaborative approaches to social change.

Established in 1871, Co-operative News is published by Co-operative Press Ltd, an independent registered co-operative society. It is registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 as a bona fide co-operative, registration IP 1585R.

Membership of Co-operative Press is open to individual readers as well as to other co-operatives, corporate bodies and unincorporated organisations. The Co-operative News mission statement is to connect, champion and challenge the global co-operative movement, through fair and objective journalism and open and honest comment and debate.

We are Shared Future. We’re committed to community empowerment, social enterprise and democratic participation. We’re all about providing expertise, building connections and delivering worthwhile projects. We work with not-for-profit organisations, the public sector and ethical private companies.

Stir to Action publishes STIR, a quarterly magazine on the new economy, runs workshop programmes, and supports Community Economic Development. STIR focuses on cooperatives, commons, solidarity economy and financial innovation. Stir to Action’s wider programme includes ‘Unlocking the Next Economy. They are a media partner for CTRLshift.

Let’s create a fairer society for everyone!  A society based on equality, democracy, and solidarity. We are the Solidarity Economy Association. Our vision is a thriving Solidarity Economy for the UK – an economy that embodies the values of economic and social justice, diversity and pluralism, co-operation, self-management, and ecological sustainability.  Another economy is not just possible: it’s already happening.

Community Energy England was established in 2014 as a not for profit organisation, set up to provide a voice for the community energy sector and help create the conditions within which community energy can flourish. Community energy includes the delivery of community renewables, energy efficiency, demand reduction and energy supply projects. They represent communities at the national level, influencing decision makers and informing the energy debate.

Local Trust Logo

Local Trust’s mission is to enable residents to make their communities and their areas even better places in which to live. They do this by helping residents develop and use their skills and confidence to identify what matters most to them, and to take action to change things for the better, now and in the future. They provide a mix of funding and finance to support people to make sustainable change, maximise impact and make the best use of scarce resources.

Ethical Consumer Logo

Ethical Consumer’s primary goal is making global businesses more sustainable through consumer pressure. Ethical Consumer aims to enable you to assert your own ethical values through the market by providing information about the company groups that lie behind the brand names on a product-by-product basis. Ethical Consumer are one of CTRLshift’s media partners.

Royal Society of the Arts logo

The mission of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) is to enrich society through ideas and action. We believe that all human beings have creative capacities that, when understood and supported, can be mobilised to deliver a 21st century enlightenment. Supported by our 28,000 Fellows, we share powerful ideas, carry out cutting-edge research and build networks and opportunities for people to collaborate, helping to create fulfilling lives and a flourishing society.

CLES Logo. Vescisa Pisces in black

CLES is the UK’s leading, independent think and do tank realising progressive economics for people and place. Their aim is to achieve social justice, good local economies and effective public services for everyone, everywhere. Their experienced team are specialists in their fields, and at the forefront of pioneering work relating to Local Government, local economic development, community wealth building, system change and co-production, housing, public health, cultural assets, environmental change, place-making and planning, procurement, finance and investment, good governance and devolution, employability and skills, social value and inclusive growth.

Logo for the Democracy Collaborative. Coloured dots in torus pattern.

The Democracy Collaborative was founded in 2000 at the University of Maryland as a research center dedicated to the pursuit of democratic renewal, increased civic participation, and community revitalisation. It works to carry out a vision of a new economic system where shared ownership and control creates more equitable and inclusive outcomes, fosters ecological sustainability, and promotes flourishing democratic and community life.

In 2011, Preston City Council committed to an alternative approach to economic development by supporting co-operatives. They are working with a number of experts such as Co-operative UK, Co-operative NW, The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) and other specialists as part of their Fairness Agenda.  They aim to promote co-operatives through three main activities: Presco is the new, legally constituted cooperative development network working to expand the cooperative economy in Preston and build community wealth.  

Common Weal Logo

We are a think tank, a campaigning and advocacy organisation, a news service, a network of local groups and more. We are also a philosophy of a different kind of Scotland and how we can achieve it. Our goal is to achieve a Scotland of social and economic equality and environmental sustainability with a vibrant community and cultural life, widespread democratic participation, a high quality of life and cooperative working.

OpenEdge believe that the way we make change is as important as the change we hope to see in the world. They support individuals, organisations and communities to engage with conflict and grow transformative, interdependent cultures and develop inclusive ways of collaborating and walking towards challenge.

Together We Have Everything.
Imagine if everyone shared some of everything they have: time, money, tools, knowledge, land, food, shelter…
Together, we already have the knowledge, expertise, land, property and resources necessary to empower people, build community, develop co-ops and create commons.
We just need to self-organise and start sharing

Human-Nature Escapes is North Staffordshire/ South Cheshire based social enterprise connecting people to nature for positive social, physical and emotional wellbeing.

We help people to access and enjoy our local natural and cultural landscapes giving them a sense of ‘escape’ and improved work-life balance – using ‘green exercise’ and ‘arts for wellbeing’ and our unique ‘Nature’s Ways to Wellbeing’ approach.

We offer services for workplace wellbeing and community health creation.  We aim to evolve as both a ‘human’ and ‘environmental’ wellbeing organisation – one which is truly ‘human’ and ‘nature’.

Compass is a home for those who want to build and be a part of a Good Society; one where equality, sustainability and democracy are not mere aspirations, but a living reality. We are founded on the belief that no single issue, organisation or political party can make a Good Society a reality by themselves so we have to work together to make it happen. Compass is a place where people come together to create the visions, alliances and actions to be the change we wish to see in the world.

We’re a platform co-operative with the goal of being an innovative engine for the creation of other new co-operatives (both platform and otherwise). Our open P2P mutual support model will enable us to crowdsource innovation, finance and support, and will open up new opportunities to expand the co-operative economy.

We’re bringing co-operative development into the era of the digital platform. Our vision is to build a rich, sustaining community of interest and active support, providing new start co-operatives with a nurturing environment that both accelerates their early stage development and builds over the long term.

We have a simple and effective way to help you achieve public impact.

We understand how hard it is to break through complexity and create public impact. To make achieving public impact easier, we’ve developed the Public Impact Fundamentals, a framework to increase the chances of a policy or initiative being successful.

The Open Credit Network is a cooperative of businesses who have come together, under a simple shared agreement, in order to trade with each other without the need for hard cash. is a workers’ co-operative on a mission to help people reduce their impact on the environment, improve their quality of life, gain new skills, live in a healthier and more satisfying way, have fun and save money.

The goal is to build a sustainable, non-corporate system.

ourEconomy is a new section of openDemocracy that puts people, planet and power at the centre of the debate about our economic future.

Research for Action is a workers’ co-operative producing research to support social, economic and environmental justice.

Through in-depth investigations into vested interests and corporate power as well as researching alternative economic models, Research for Action produces informative, reliable and accessible material for the general public, the media, civil society and grassroots organisations to help strengthen their activities in bringing about long lasting change.

The CSA Network UK is the only organisation working solely to promote CSA – community supported agriculture – across the UK.

We are a cooperative membership organisation that brings together CSA farms to connect, exchange their skills and knowledge and promote a fairer, more transparent model of food production, where the risks and rewards are shared.

A Fairer Society help people build cooperatively owned communities, where social, environmental and financial impact are normal parts of all development.

People create and build together, creating assets that communities own.

Working in a sharing economy based on sociocratic ownership.

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Contact Jay Tompt to find out more about collaborating with us.