Using the social media hashtag #FightInequality, the campaign coincides with the annual World Economic Forum meeting on the exclusive Swiss mountain resort of Davos. Here, business leaders, international political leaders, economists, celebrities and journalists gather to discuss global issues.
This gathering of the world’s elite has come under fire for doing little to redress inequality. So Co‑operatives UK is joining Fight Inequality Alliance in shining a spotlight on the ordinary people who are coming together to create solutions in their local communities.
Abram Ward Community Co-operative in Wigan is one of six organisations that are part of the programme. Through their project Made in Wigan they aim to give local people a chance to use their skills to create community businesses that address local needs. Now in its third year, Made in Wigan does this by providing seed funding, training and support so Abram residents can successfully manage and grow their own enterprises.
Co-operatives UK is working to tackle inequality by delivering the Empowering Places Programme in partnership with CLES and NEF. Funded by Power to Change, the programme is supporting the creation of clusters of community businesses whose purpose is to reduce inequality in local areas.