Streets Alive has been building community spirit at the street level since 2001 across the UK.
We have made iconic neighbours' street parties more common and practically possible, and made Bristol a beacon with 100+ residents' events held each year.
We help people to feel part of where they live and feel less isolated in our more spread out world, with our ageing, more mobile and diverse communities.
Knowing neighbours and organising social things together empowers residents at the most local level.
Our main current activity is our Age Friendly Streets neighbours' campaign, to be the street we want to live in, with all ages.
Streets Alive helps people make their street a friendlier, safer and greener by:
- Providing practical tools and advice directly to residents
- Training and supporting active residents and community workers on programmes of Age Friendly Streets and street party promotions
- Working with councils and government departments to gain support and remove barriers to building stronger, more resilient communities
Our wider work is promoting the street as a social space, in particular promoting and organising car free days.
Streets Alive is a not-for-profit limited company with volunteer Trustees.
We are grateful for funding from charitable foundations such as the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the Tudor Trust, BIG Lottery, the Rayne Foundation and many small community grants.
Streets Alive is managed by Gaby Solly.
It was founded in 2001 by Chris Gittins who developed his community focus having worked in the environmental voluntary sector and for councils.