Civic Voice

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Civic Voice
Predecessor Civic Trust
Formation2010 (2010)
Type Nonprofit
Legal status Registered charity
Headquarters Birmingham
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Civic Voice is the national charity [1] for the civic movement in England. It was set up in 2010 [2] following the demise of the Civic Trust. It is based in Birmingham at the Coffin Works. [3] Its Executive Director and Joint Founder is Ian Harvey. The president of Civic Voice is Griff Rhys Jones. Civic Voice's Vice Presidents are Laura Sandys, Baroness Andrews, Sir Terry Farrell and Freddie Gick. The Chair of Civic Voice is Joan Humble.



Civic Voice works to make the places where everyone lives more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive. [4] It speaks up for civic societies and local communities across England and promotes civic pride. It aims to build stronger, more active, and more engaged communities through its work and aspires to have a nation of active citizens.

Civic Voice is a membership organisation and its members are the civic societies around the country. The organisation has 332 members. [5]

Civic Voice is the public entry point and provides the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group for Civic Societies. [6]


Campaigns led by Civic Voice include:

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