About us

My Community is a website for people and organisations who are passionate about their communities. Whether setting up a foodbank or planning finances, we all need a little help at times. My Community is the go-to place for this support.

Importantly, these are resources you can trust. All the content on My Community has been curated, written, designed or hand-picked by leading voluntary sector organisations who truly understand what communities need to survive and thrive.

Why we do it

Finding informative, accurate, up-to-date resources can be a real challenge for community groups and individuals looking to make change in their community. My Community provides a central hub for this information and support - saving local charities, community groups, and individual change-makers valuable time, and empowering them to provide even better services and support.

My Community’s history

My Community was originally commissioned by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) in 2015. MHCLG asked Locality to create and curate a site aimed at providing expert resources for people and organisations who want to improve their communities.

After the initial programme ended in 2018, Locality was granted a license by MHCLG to run and develop the website. Locality’s vision was to make My Community the go-to space for community groups, charities, not-for-profits, and individuals who wanted to make their communities a better place to live, work and play.

Locality invited leading infrastructure and membership organisations from the voluntary and community sector to become founding partners in the project. These organisations were all identified for their expert knowledge, skills and experience of the sector. Funded by Power to Change and Local Trust, and delivered by Locality, My Community was developed with the user front and centre.

Every aspect of the site is designed to support the user to find solutions to their problems, identified by user research and testing. So far, we have tested various ideas, designs, and features of the site with hundreds of people.

Who runs My Community?

Locality develops, edits and runs My Community day-to-day. The website is regularly tested by its users, to ensure that it is easy to navigate and has the range of resources they need for their projects.

The founding partners work together to ensure My Community remains the most useful website for any person or organisation wanting to help improve their community.

Our mission and vision

About mission


A go-to space to inspire and enable local people to act for themselves on the issues they care about in their community.

About vision


More people taking steps to improve their communities so all communities thrive.

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