Necessity – Exploring the Questions
11 February 2021 - Imran Ali

Last year, Impact Hub Bradford joined Necessity, a living digital archive rooted in social and environmental justice. Necessity aims to share stories, learning and research from across the UK and supports communities to strengthen and adapt to ongoing economic and climate challenges. It also offers funding to increase the capacity of people, projects and networks within Britain.

The archive around several innovative and radical themes: Food systems and structures; Radical reconciliation; Decolonisation and post-growth economies; Domestic resilience and creative communities; Environmental and human rights.

Necessity’s has just opened its second funding round, Exploring the Questions with grants of up to £20,000 available to explore issues provoked by the wider systemic problems of our time.

We’re encouraging Bradford’s artists, creatives, writers, thinkers, individual or collective to apply and indeed Impact Hub Bradford welcomes anyone from the city who’d like to collaborate on a joint application too.

Find out more at… and contact us at [email protected] if you’d like to talk about a collaboration.

UPDATE: We’re really pleased to have encouraged and supported three applications from Bradford:

  • Sheena Hussain and a poetry project on Cancer Monologues.
  • QM Record‘s Project Plectrum, a programme to upskill 18-25 year olds from Bradford into the music industry.
  • Charlie Grey of Horton Community Farm with plans for an outdoor community hub and development of the Cecil Avenue allotments site.