Citizens UK is an independent, registered charity funded mainly by its member – educational, labour, religious and health institutions. It’s aims are:
- to develop the capacity and skills of the members of the socially and economically disadvantaged communities of Britain and Ireland in such a way that they are better able to identify and meet their needs and participate more fully in society;
- to assist by directly promoting the more effective working of local and national capacity building institutions designed to pursue that aim.
We organise several national campaigns, including Safe Passage, Living Wage Foundation and Refugees Welcome.
Citizens UK has ‘Chapters’ based in various cities in the UK (four in London), each of which is overseen by a Leadership Group which can appoint one person to attend and vote at our Annual Meeting. The Leadership Group has delegated authority from the Board to govern the finances, human resources and operations of the Chapter.
Each Chapter also has a Delegates Assembly, which decides on priorities for campaign actions. Each Chapter also appoints delegates to the Citizens UK Council which decides on priorities for UK-wide campaign actions such as the General Election campaign.