Community resilience can be defined as, ‘the capacity of social groups and communities to recover from, or respond positively to, crises’. Building community resilience involves paying attention to the different types of capital: natural, cultural, human, social, political, financial and built. As our worlds have ‘shrunk’ in geographic terms during a quasi-global lockdown, our immediate local area has become even more important, and the ability of the third sector to act as a bridge, connector and resource, both in delivering immediate emergency support and later in helping in the rebuilding and reconstruction of particularly marginalised communities is even more paramount.
During this session, we briefly share our research into the concept of community resilience and seek to explore, through dialogue and exchange, the changing role of place-based philanthropy in these uncertain times and how charities and social enterprises can best play a role in helping communities to rebuild and recover and prepare for future external shocks.
Session format: Roundabout
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