Many of Britain’s towns are confident and optimistic places. They have rich histories and strong identities. They are open to people from different backgrounds. However, big economic and technological changes have put this under strain.
The aim of the Hopeful Towns project is to help towns across England and Wales to fulfil their potential. Delivered by Hope Not Hate and the Centre for Towns, it will provide support at a local level, as well as seeking to influence national policy.
We want to address the root causes of hate, to stop divisive narratives from taking hold in the first place. And we want to promote policies which champion the value of towns, and stress that every town matters.