Forging coalitions for change

How can we share our knowledge and power to change our city-region for the better?

In 2016, Jam and Justice created its Action Research Collective—engaged citizens who want to effect real and empowering change in Greater Manchester. We are practitioners, activists, decision-makers, leaders and academics. Together we are learning by doing about how we can co-produce urban change. We are experimenting with new ways of tackling big challenges in our neighbourhoods and across the city-region, whether climate change or care at home.

In 2019, we are connecting with others to build coalitions that outlive our research. By exchanging what we have learnt with organisations and individuals in Greater Manchester, we will be in a better place to call for action on how to co-produce the city. We want to know what else is going on, what we have collectively learnt and what this means for acting together in the future. We dream of Greater Manchester modelling inclusion, a city-region where decision-making is shared with all its citizens. We hope to co-produce a call for action, and to work towards pioneering Greater Manchester as a leading example of a co-productive city.

If you live or work in Greater Manchester and share a passion for participation, fill out the short form below to register interest in forging coalitions for change in our city-region.

Coalitions for change is a process curated by Jam and Justice. We held key events in January, Marchand in National Co-Production Week (1st-5th July).

Registering interest below will help us keep you up to date on progress and next steps.

You can also follow @jamandjustice on social media, and join the conversation with #CoProduceGM.

Alternatively, sign up to the Jam & Justice mailing list, which will carry information about coalitions for change along with wider news of our action research.


*If you experience problems with the form, you can also register interest by emailing We will send you a very short questionnaire to fill out and return. Questions may be referred to Katie Finney and Alice Toomer - McAlpine, who are leading event-planning, or to others in the Action Research Collective as appropriate.