The Story So Far

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All In was created by Eastlight Community Homes in partnership with local people who want to see change in our communities.

Who is behind All In?

Eastlight is the UK’s biggest community-led housing organisation, providing 12,500 social homes in Essex and Suffolk for residents who need them. Putting power firmly in the hands of local people in our communities is at the heart of our ethos.

Funding for All In is part of Eastlight’s commitment to support our customers and communities, alongside our significant investment in homes and services.

All In was established to build on the community spirit so many experienced during the pandemic and create a lasting change in the way local people come together to tackle their shared issues.

Get expert support

Eastlight has recruited a Community Empowerment team who will guide our Community Entrepreneurs every step of the way.

The team has a wealth of experience in everything from social innovation and community organising to research and project management.

They will support the teams throughout the year, ably aided by external experts and colleagues within Eastlight.

We Are All In

Creating the Community Entrepreneur programme

This programme’s development has been shaped by Co-Design Groups made up of 20 local people who are active in our communities.

They met 12 times in November and December 2021 to develop key aspects of the programme:

  • How long the programme should be
  • What participants would want to learn
  • What support would participants need to achieve their dreams
  • How local communities should shape the big issues the teams will tackle.

The result is this opportunity to work full-time for 12-months to make a difference in your community.

How do I apply?

Applying is really simple. To begin applying, just register your interest! If you have questions, then we’ll give you a call or you can attend a taster session near you.

We are All In

If this role isn’t for you, but you still want to make a difference in your community, then never fear! This spring, All In will begin hosting public meetings at venues near you so you can meet people like you and make a difference together.