The NANM is an independent not-for-profit organisation incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee in 2008.
Our aims are to:
- promote neighbourhood management and neighbourhood action through our membership and to wider audiences;
- deliver national learning and knowledge sharing activities for people involved in neighbourhood management;
- enhance knowledge about neighbourhood management and its potential to transform local services and reduce inequality; and
- be an active partner to government and national agencies.
We design and facilitate action-focused learning and knowledge sharing and we take on roles as a learning partner to other organisations. We conduct action-research with groups of practitioners and lead learning workshops for professionals and community members. We also support neighbourhood practitioners through communities of practice. We create face-to-face events and workshops, manage the sharing and exchanging of information, documents, and research; deliver e-communications and social media focusing on neighbourhood action; and facilitate peer-to-peer knowledge exchange.
A brief history
In 2003 the National Neighbourhood Management Network was set up by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, now the Department for Communities and Local Government, in partnership with Shared Intelligence, to support the 35 Neighbourhood Management Pathfinders.
The CLG funded network quickly grew to support many other kinds of neighbourhood initiatives including others funded by area based grants and funding, mainstream-funded neighbourhood initiatives, social housing providers, neighbourhood police, and independent neighbourhood organisations and trusts.
The network also fulfilled the role of learning partner for other national programmes including the piloting of neighbourhood agreements, and in the disseminating of learning from the New Deal for Communities programme.
In 2008 the Department for Communities and Local Government sought to create an independent successor organisation to take over the running of the National Neighbourhood Management Network and develop new income streams. With strategic support from Shared Intelligence the National Association for Neighbourhood Management (NANM) was established as this independent successor body, generating income from subscriptions, learning activities, events, and commissioned learning partner roles.
The NANM is an independent not-for-profit organisation incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee. Our chair of trustees is Chris Ley who has worked in Tower Hamlets for over a decade in neighbourhood management and community health. Richard Edwards and Steve Hartley serve as vice chairs.
The NANM has a small delivery team led by Ben Lee.