Celebrating 20 years of Renaisi

What does it take to improve a place?

This year is important to us. It’s our 20th anniversary and to celebrate this milestone and continue to spark conversations and inspire change we’re launching an anniversary campaign around the strategic question that is driving our work: ‘What does it take to improve a place’?

We’ve invited 20 fabulous authors and practitioners to give us their take on that question and interviewed some of the people who we support daily with our range of services.

We’re looking forward to continuing our mission¬†and our work on a simple goal: to spark change in place.¬†#20yearsofRenaisi.

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What does it take to improve a place?

What does it take to improve a place?

Lubna and Futsum
What does it take to improve a place?

20 years, 20 essays

What does it take to improve a place?

Alex Smith

Founder & CEO
The Cares Family

Bethia McNeil

The Centre for Youth Impact

Helen Walker


Jessica Studdert

Deputy Director
New Local Government Network

Kirby Swales

Head of Survey Research Centre
NatCen Social Research

Kirsty McHugh

Chief Executive

Matt Leach

Chief Executive
Local Trust

Matthew Humphreys MBE

Professor, Head of School
Royal Holloway University

Miriam Levin

Head of Community Action and Giving
Youth and Social Action Team
Office for Civil Society

Moira Sinclair

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Nick Temple

The Social Investment Business

Paul Anderson MBE

Voyage Youth

Peter Holbrook

Social Enterprise UK

Philip Glanville

Labour and Cooperative Mayor of Hackney

Rowan Longhurst

General Manager
Our Parklife CIC

Simon Pitkeathley

Chief Executive
CTU and ET

Steve Coles

Spitalfields Crypt Trust

Steve Stillwell

Financial Capability Manager
Money Advice Service

Thomas Neumark

The Peel Institute

Vidhya Alakeson

Chief Executive
Power to Change