How it works Hopeful Towns is a new project to help towns across England and Wales to fulfil their potential, and build resilience to division. We’ve seen how feelings of loss and decline can give hatred a foothold in some of Britain's strongest and proudest communities. We're using our experience in fostering hope to support community leaders, grassroots groups and local government in coming up with ideas which drive positive, material change in their towns. We’re working to build a focused, people-led strategy. By putting the experiences of our towns at the front of a national conversation, we want to shift the balance of power in a way that makes our towns more resilient, sustainable and hopeful.