About Us

Civic Voice works to make the places where everyone lives more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive. We speak up for civic societies and local communities across England. We promote civic pride. We are the national charity for the civic movement and have a strong local presence. We know how people feel about places because we feel the same way.

Civic Voice believes everyone has the right to live somewhere they can be proud of. We promote a civic movement with a strong local presence and an influential national voice. We are active on the national, city and local stage, working in partnership across the UK. Our reputation and authority make us the first port of call for anyone seeking to develop, conserve or interpret the quality, beauty and character of our towns, cities and villages or to engage people in shaping their future. We are a source of civic pride and people know us for our independence of thought, challenging perspective and positive outlook. We listen, advise, support and act on behalf of communities everywhere.

Civic Voice is a small light footed organisation. As a national voice with a strong local presence we make a difference where it matters. You will find us lobbying in Whitehall and Westminster, campaigning with local volunteers, speaking out in the media, undertaking research, building partnerships and promoting civic pride. We support local groups and help them work together. We organise a national convention for the civic movement and give local groups a national voice. We combine community action with sense of place for the benefit of everyone. We talk civic sense.