Renaisi Friends Network

Join our network and collaborate across sectors

People and places have complex  needs. Whether it’s addressing worklessness, improving skills, boosting the local economy or strengthening families and communities – none of these issues can be tackled in isolation.

The need for action is even greater today, given the current funding environment. So we are forging new partnerships between professionals from a diverse range of sectors to create better and more positive outcomes for local people.

If you share this vision, join our network.

What is the Friends Network?


The Renaisi Friends Network provides opportunities for cross-sector engagement, where you can discuss and find solutions to the challenges which face communities – especially Londoners – with other professionals. It includes a programme of informal networking and learning events. These help facilitate the exchange of ideas, insight and best practice, as well as open up opportunities for new business, work and collaborations. To join the network and receive updates about events and opportunities, sign up using the form below.

Why join?

Access work opportunities

We regularly share contracts we are bidding for with our Friends – so you could work with Renaisi on a range of exciting projects.

Learn and share expertise

With a programme of events throughout the year, you can hear about new thinking, tools and innovation in your sector from senior and experienced professionals and practitioners. And if you are eager to share your experience, we are keen to welcome you as a speaker.

Collaborate on projects

If you can see a solution to a challenge facing our communities – or need some help to shape one – you’ll find in Renaisi and our Friends an audience for your ideas, and a network of experienced professionals who could help make it a reality.

Grow your network

Our current Friends include people working at a range of levels and organisations, such as local authority chief executives, academics, developers, and third sector practitioners. You’ll have the chance to meet them at our events as well as engage them through our online forum.

Build your profile

The network gives you a platform to get your message out to thinkers and doers working for communities, people and places. We invite you to contribute you ideas for blogs, videos, events, podcasts and more – and we’ll help you to make it happen, using our channels, facilities and expertise.

Get useful tools and support

Network members access a range of benefits including:

  • A daily round-up of relevant news stories
  • Regular alerts about new contracts
  • An hour of advice from a Renaisi specialist for your project
  • Use of Renaisi’s meeting rooms

Latest from the network

Who should join?


The Friends Network is for people who are committed to supporting people and communities. The means that it involves people from a wider range of sectors. Current members work in organisations including:

  • Local authorities
  • Community groups
  • Charities
  • Developers
  • Housing associations
  • Schools
  • Social enterprises

Join our Renaisi Friends Network

Sign up to our Renaisi Friends Network, get regular insights, news and invitations to our Friends Networking Events.

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