What is your future truth?

How can the power of ‘we’ enable us to help each other achieve our visions or goals?

What is your role in being part of a new story of creating the life your heart yearns for?

“This is the time, we are the people. We are the ones we have been waiting for”. (Jean Houston)


Have you got an idea you want to put into action?

Perhaps you have volunteered or been inspired by Hull City of Culture events which have stimulated your creativity and desire to do something – for yourself or others eg learning or sharing a new skill, setting up a project, or even an ethical business?

Perhaps you were already in this place before 2017 but have never got round to making your idea a reality or didn’t know how but you are inspired to action now?

Hull & East Riding Mutual Aid Network is a framework to mobilise people, organisations, businesses into a place of even greater collaboration and sharing creating both a new vision and narrative for the local area. 

Mutual Aid is a term most of us have heard of now with the groundswell of Mutual Aid Covid Groups which have stepped up during the lockdown. But what next. We hear talk of the ‘new normal’ but what is the role of ‘we’ the people in exploring ourselves what this looks like?

What if… we grow vegetables on common land and share the produce?

What if… we cultivated all the vacant allotments and pockets of common land with veg and shared the produce? 

What if… we got together with our neighbours and swapped vegetables that we’ve grown?

What if… we grew more seedlings than we needed in the spring and shared the spares with our neighbours?

What if…  our small green spaces were planted with fruit bushes or trees that anyone could enjoy the fruit from?

What if… we could get our composted green waste back from the council so we could revitalise our growing spaces?

Make connections with each other about ideas and what we can share – skills space, equipment. How can we do more with what we have already?

and support each other to incubate ideas with other like minded people and make things happen.



a vision and new narrative for the local area which focuses our attention on what is strong rather than what is wrong and utilises the abundance of assets (whether this be skills/stuff or space) and the collaborative tools we have available to us.

our different contributions and shine a light on the innovators, disrupters, changemakers who have been or are coming up with ideas and projects on how to make Hull and East Riding an even more inspiring place to live..

GOSH Gardens and Open Space Hull
Solidarity not Charity
Glocalisation building a regenerative food system
Participatory Democracy