Are you a small charity or community group directly tackling issues such as poverty and inequality? Do you need free digital support to help you voice the experiences of the people you support?

Could this help you to campaign more effectively for your community?

The Talent Works Programme’s aim is to engage with organisations which publicly represent people in poverty across these key priority areas: 

  1. Good homes and Neighbourhoods (i.e. affordable housing and decent communal spaces) 
  2. Better Work (i.e. worker’s rights, pay, and tackling exploitative practices) 
  3. Decent Living Standards (i.e. social welfare, public service provision) 
  4.  Shared Wealth (i.e. tackling financial inequality, fairer taxation) 
  5. Pathways to Settlement: (i.e. greater understanding of migrant and refugee   issues, challenging discrimination) 
  6. Connected Communities: (i.e. provision of advice and advocacy, social integration, tackling isolation)’ 

UAL’s Talent Works Programme will offer 16 groups the opportunity to work with staff and students at London College of Communication (LCC) and Camberwell College of Arts to improve their digital presence. This support will enable charities and groups to better promote the voices of those affected by poverty, inequality and similar issues. The programme is supported by Trust for London.


How will it help?

The digital support could be to help you produce a new film or animation, a website, set up social media platforms or an ebulletin account or create a communications plan.

All work generated by the students will be given to you free along with user guides to take away with you. You will also receive digital communication training to help you get the best out of your new assets.

All workshops and the studios will take place in an easy to reach location in Southwark.


Proposed Timetable

Please note: this could be subject to change due to Covid-19:
Dates  Activity
Oct - Dec 2020 Recruitment of 16 community groups and charities 
Jan - Feb 2021 Two-day information sessions for selected groups and charities on digital communication and support to write an action plan
April and June 2021 Groups work with students over the course of 8 studio days** to produce digital content using the students’ skills and the university’s technical resources. There will be two studio cohorts with 8 of the selected groups attending at a time.

*Information sessions will be delivered either remotely online or in a socially distanced setting following the guidelines at the time.  

**Dates, timings and format for the Studios are still TBC and may be subject to change depending on the guidelines at the time.  


Interested in applying?

We are looking for grass roots charities and community groups tackling issues of poverty, inequality and isolation

If you are one of these charities or community groups and would like to express your interest for one of the 16 places, please fill in this application form.


Closing date: Friday 4 December


Any queries?

If you have any queries please do email: [email protected]

If you are successful in securing one of these places for digital support, we will be in touch via to email to let you know.