Description: Community union
What is good: Bottom up self help and organising
HQ Location and Country: National Office: 20 Church Road, Lawrence Hill, Bristol BS5 9JA
Operation locations: UK Wide

Founded in Bristol in 2014, ACORN is a mass membership organisation and network of low-income people organising for a fairer deal for our communities

How it shows

The idea is simple but ambitious – to build a national community organisation along the lines of a trade union; organising our communities and fighting for a better quality of life. What began with a few local residents trying to tackle slum housing in their neighbourhood has quickly developed into a national organisation with thousands of members and branches across the country.


Bottom up democratic organisation funded by its membership fees


Acorn in the UK is affiliated to Acorn International