Cities of Service launch in UK

Over the next 18 months, seven ‘Cities of Service’ will use a successful US model to encourage local volunteers to play their part in tackling some of the most pressing issues in their areas. The cities are Barnsley, Bristol, Kirklees, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Swindon, and Telford and Wrekin, with plans ranging from clearing lofts ready for energy-saving insulation to schemes pairing young men with older mentors.

Article on The Guardian’s Voluntary Sector Network, or Nesta’s piece with further links at