The Community Champions project is a new initiative that recruits community members, not necessarily from a Neighbourhood Watch background, to encourage their community to be smarter, more informed about how to tackle crime, reduce opportunities for crime and improve community wellbeing and cohesion.

A Community Champion will be able to transfer the skills learned and those they already have to create effective, localised messaging to the many across their communities.

This is a fully inclusive volunteer programme and we offer the Community Champion a comprehensive training programme:

  • Training programme
  • Support 
  • Chance to learn new skills
  • Develop networking
  • Public Liability Insurance

We are current trailing this programme in Lewisham and North Yorkshire, with many other areas set to come onboard in 2021.  These include Norfolk, Dyfed Powys, North Wales, and Newham.

If you are interested in becoming a Community Champion in your area, please contact Cheryl Spruce, our Head of Membership and Community Engagement, Cheryl.Spruce@OurWatch.org.uk