The More in Common Network is a collection of groups and partnerships across the UK who champion Jo Cox’s powerful ‘more in common’ message in their communities year-round.
The More in Common Network exists to connect people who share Jo’s vision and to build a movement of skilled community builders. While the Network is made up of different groups and partnerships, we are united by a shared ‘more in common approach’ that emphasises connection across lines of difference and demonstrates unity and cohesion. The Network meets regularly online for peer support, and we have an annual Share and Learn event.
All groups and partnerships in the Network aim to:
- Bring people from all backgrounds in the community together
- Celebrate what we have in common
- Promote mutual understanding and respect
- Build a stronger community where everyone has a sense of identity and belonging
More in Common groups are grassroots community groups made up of individuals, set up by local people who want to bring their community together through projects and events.
Partnerships bring organisations from an area together (which could include local councils, police, charities, youth groups) and tend to cover larger geographical areas. Each partnership create its own structure and membership so that the organisations can collaborate and take a coordinated approach to local social issues.
From the very tragic event that took place we wanted to use cycling as a vehicle to connect people and spread a message of hope and positivitym and also to celebrate all of the excellent activities that are undertaken in our communities by people supporting each other.
— Sarfraz, who started the Jo Cox Way, an initiative that connects two More in Common groups from West Yorkshire to London.
Find a group near you
Our growing network currently includes groups and partnerships across England and Wales.
Take a look at our Network map to see if there’s a group near you.
Start a More in Common group or partnership in your area
Interested in setting up a group or partnership in your area? Let us know so we can explore your ideas and help you get started.
Join one of our upcoming events
At The Jo Cox Foundation we provide opportunities for anyone interested in community building to learn new skills, connect with each other, and get support.
Common Room: Tackling community divides through environmental action
October 16, 2023
Informal Get Together – October
October 19, 2023
Informal Get Together – November
November 16, 2023
Latest news about the More in Common Network
Building stronger communities through our ‘Share and Learn’ event
October 13, 2022
More in Common Birmingham explore what scout badges, yarn bombing and coasters have in common
July 25, 2022
More in Common Basildon Borough spread Jo Cox’s message at Mayfest
July 25, 2022