Plaistow South Big Local is about bringing together the local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make the area an even better place to live. Funding from the Big Lottery is making this possible.
To ensure everyone’s voices are heard Mapping for Change is helping the public map local needs, resources and opportunities for change.
Healthwatch Wokingham Borough is an independent organisation that gathers the views of the community, especially those groups who are often less heard, and uses this to campaign for positive change.
HealthWatch contacted MfC to design an interactive map round the needs of the community. This included mapping categories such as events, consultations and forums along with the number of people attending to highlight the level of community engagement in the borough and encourage further interest.
West London Mission is a Christian organisation which helps some of the most marginalized members of society through supported housing, counselling, health and educational services.
Mapping for Change has worked with them to develop an interactive map of all the different food projects going on in Lambeth to identify gaps in provision and gain a better insight into these resources.
The City of London Corporation is working to reduce air pollution as part of its remit to enhance the capital for Londoners.
The Corporation enlisted the support of MfC for two 12-month projects to monitor and map air quality. By using a citizen science approach and engaging with residents through workshops and community maps, we collected lots of data whist raising awareness of air pollution.
Southwark is a borough of South London which, like many of London’s boroughs, has sizeable housing demand and construction targets.
In 2015, Southwark Council commissioned a Community Map to facilitate resident consultation over the construction of 11,000 new homes in the borough.
Clean Air in London is a not-for-profit organisation which campaigns for greater awareness and political action to tackle air pollution in London.
MfC have worked extensively with Clean Air in London to deliver Citizen Science air quality monitoring initiatives.
EJOLT is a European-funded project with 23 partners in 20 countries (including Northern Alliance for Sustainability). EJOLT is mapping environmental injustices worldwide, making case studies and bridging the gap between activists and researchers.
MfC designed and developed EJOLT’s mapping platform, and co-designed ECOLT website with Jasia Warren.
British Trust for Conservation Volunteers is an international volunteering organisation supporting conservation initiatives in the UK and around the world.
MfC designed and produced a system to help BTCV assess the impact of their activities on the communities within which they operate.
Chislehurst is a district of South-East London. The Chislehurst Society is a local charity that aims to preserve and celebrate Chislehurst for its residents and visitors alike.
The Chislehurst Society asked MfC to develop a community map – a space for locals to provide information about open spaces, local history, present and future events, and other matters of community interest.
Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Action is a centre for innovations, designed to develop, pilot and fund new ideas for addressing social problems.
MfC assisted CIVA on The Waterways Project @ CIVA to enable waterways stakeholders to upload information on sites they consider to hold potential opportunities for social economy and community asset development. Four maps were created East London,Hebden Bridge, Monmouthshire & Brecon and Stoke on Trent.
Convergence is a social business, which aims to link up influential individuals in order to harness innovative thinking and collaborative action.
MfC produced a community map, which allows members of the Converge network can interact with each other.
MfC produced a map for the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The map listed and provided details about where all winning communities of the Local Assessment Fund were located.
To find out more about the project and the Green Deal visit, our map’s website.
Green Alliance is a charity and independent think tank who seek to promote ambitious and innovative environmental leadership.
MfC designed two interactive maps for Green Alliance‘s project New times new connections: the landscape of civil society action on climate change. The project was supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
The London Transport Museum seeks to conserve and celebrate transport heritage in the capital.
London Sustainability Exchange equip organisations and networks of people with the information and skills they need to promote sustainable actions.
MfC has collaborated with LSX in three projects around London; two aiming to tackle environmental justice (Pepys State – noise pollution map; Archway regeneration – community information hub) and one on environmental inequality (Marks Gate – local area map).
The New Economics Foundation is a leading UK Think Tank for social, economic and environmental justice.
Mapping for Change facilitated and hosted a Sustainable Water System debate, which was led by the New Economics Foundation.
Newcastle Council for Voluntary Services is a charity which seeks to support community and voluntary organisations across Newcastle.
MfC collaborated with Newcastle Council for Voluntary Services to design and develop the Newcastle Climate Change Action map, which displays information about local actions against climate change.
Northfleet Big Local Trust is a Community Organisation, which aims to make positive social and environmental changes in the local area.
MfC worked with Northfleet BLT to design and develop a map-based community profile, which enables the community to collectively make positive changes to their local area.
UCL Public Engagement Unit conducts work to bridge connections between UCL and the wider community.
MfC facilitated the UCL project Mapping Perceptions: Uncovering the Hidden Spaces of UCL and St Pancras with participation from 77 community members and 82 students and staff.
planZheroes are a London-based charity who tackle waste and poverty by inspiring food businesses to redistribute surplus food to those who need it.
MfC developed the first planZheroes food map, which contained details of surplus food to be donated, and organisations that receive food donations for re-distribution.
The Thames Estuary Partnership is a charity, which unites social, environmental and economic stakeholders to produce positive actions for the Thames.
MfC created a map for the Thames Discovery Programme, which aims to communicate an understanding and informed enjoyment of the historic Thames to the widest possible audience.
The Conservation Foundation is a London-based charity, which aims to promote positive environmental awareness and action.
MfC developed the London Faith Map for the Conservation Foundation, to help anyone with an interest in environmental issues in London and also to promote what different faith groups are doing.