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 to bridge divides in their communities.
Through the More in Common Network, we’re building a movement of people who are skilled and confident in identifying and bridging divides. 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 volunteer-led 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
We’re excited to have received funding for three years (2023-2026) from the National Lottery’s Community Fund to develop and grow the Network.
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.
Latest news about the More in Common Network
Story: Nottingham Women More in Common group launch with a Great Winter Get Together
February 6, 2024
Report: Moment to Movement
November 21, 2023
The Jo Cox Foundation to receive almost £500,000 of National Lottery funding to grow the More in Common Network
October 24, 2023