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About the Community Action Group (CAG) Project

The Community Action Group (CAG) Project consists of over 60 groups across Oxfordshire, at the forefront of community-led climate change action, organising events and projects to take action on issues including waste, transport, food, energy, biodiversity and social justice.

Started in 2001, the network is the largest of its kind in the UK, running around 1,500 events per year, attended by over 65,000 local residents and contributing over 27,000 volunteer hours to the county.

The CAG Project team provide free day-to-day support to the network members including:

What we do:

The CAG Project team provide free day-to-day support to the network members including:

  • Advice, expertise and mentoring to set up and maintain groups and develop projects, events and activities.
  • Insurance cover for network activities.
  • Access to CAG funding for special projects and support sourcing external funds for larger projects.
  • Press, media and communications coordination via our communication channels including the Key newsletter, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Training, skill sharing and networking events and opportunities.
  • Access to the ResourceCIT, a Government recognised data collection and monitoring portal, in order to report on and evidence our collective impact.
  • Access to a large bank of materials and resources.
  • Signposting to other organisations and bodies for advice and partnership building.
  • Facilitating work with both local and national government

The CAG Project is a founding member of, and based at Makespace Oxford – a community-led project that is finding innovative ways of bringing empty and underused buildings back into use as an affordable working and making space for socially driven organisations. Come and visit us at this exciting new space!

The project is grateful for the support of the CAG Network Forum, an advisory group made up of CAG members that meets every 2 months to share learning and help shape the future direction of the project.

The project is managed by Resource Futures and funded by Oxfordshire County Council.

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