Current activities

  • Localising Prosperity – practical and research project funded by Barrow Cadbury Trust, using localisation approaches to support inclusion, redistribution and diversity. See our Localising Prosperity web resources (separate site).
  • Localise West Midlands are part of the WMCA’s new Inclusive Growth Unit, an innovative collaboration between a range of organisations to ensure policy and decision-making tackles issues such as poverty and unemployment, creating shared prosperity.
  • Working with partners in a project to maximise local returns from the new hospital development in Smethwick.
  • Thriving Soho: working with Soho First Community Development Trust to create a community economic development plan for Soho Ward in Birmingham.

See also our consultancy page, our 2012 timeline (pdf) outlining what achieved in our first ten years, and our news & archive thread.

Recent projects:

We’re in the process of reorganising our website and creating an archive, so apologies for any irrelevantly ancient materials in the meantime.

Energy, fuel poverty & housing retrofit


LWM 10th anniversary timeline poster – a poster of our first 10 years (2012).  Thanks to our volunteer Natalie Moreland.

Archive of past activities and projects