News & Events


Continued Recruitment for COIN Associates
January 2019
The COIN continues to seek Associates to work with us as a new Network on commissioned COIN projects. We are seeking academics, social policy researchers and advisors, event and project co-ordinators and facilitators who have an understanding and experience in the field of cohesion and integration. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis at Download the COIN Founding Associates Application Pack – January 2019

COIN Post-Conference Gathering
24 January 2019
Due to the COIN’s presence at the Inside Government Conference in London, COIN held a post-conference gathering for policy makers, local government representatives and practitioners. The event gave the opportunity to profile the new work of the Network in advance of a formal launch in Manchester before the summer this year. We are delighted that our founding supporter, MHCLG, joined us for the event, including having Hardip Begol, Director for Integration and Communities, as one of our speakers. Professor Ted Cantle, COIN’s Chair, shared that “COIN will bring organisations and individuals from across sectors together – to share their ideas, knowledge and experience to work more effectively.” Thanks to everyone who joined us and who wishes to support the work of the Network.

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COIN brand and digital platform tender opportunity
January 2019
We are seeking an agency which can work with the COIN to create our first stage branding and a ‘skeleton’ website for our new Network by March/April 2019. As our support grows, we will then develop our brand and digital platform further, offering the opportunity for further work later in 2019. Our Tender Brief (available to download) outlines what we aim to achieve with an agency and our team during the COIN’s start-up phase, and to share and test publicly from April 2019. This start-up phase work is funded by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and Savannah Wisdom Foundation. Please submit tenders to by 10am on Monday 11 February 2019.
COIN Brand and Digital Platform Tender Brief – Jan 2019

Recruiting for founding the COIN Associates
December 2018
The COIN is seeking founding Associates to work with us as a new Network on commissioned COIN projects, including from the public sector. We are seeking academics, social policy researchers and advisors, event and project co-ordinators and facilitators who have an understanding and experience in the field of cohesion and integration at a local, regional, national and/or international level. Deadline for Submission of Applications: 10am on Monday 28 January 2019 to Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, depending on the COIN’s requirements. Download the COIN Founding Associates Application Pack – December 2018.

COIN is delighted to announce the appointment of Jo Broadwood as its first permanent Chief Executive who will start with the charity in early February 2019.
December 2018
Jo is currently the Chief Executive of Street Doctors, and brings to COIN expertise in supporting cohesion and integration programmes as well as a reputation for collaborative leadership.
For more information, download this media release: COIN Chief Executive Appointment Announcement – 7 Dec 2018

COIN Chair Ted Cantle will lead the 2019 Inside Government Conference
November 2018
The COIN will have a presence at the forthcoming Inside Government Conference in London on 24 January 2019 which will be led by COIN’s Chair Professor Ted Cantle. The conference will provide the opportunity for participants to develop their understanding of the implications of the government’s Integrated Communities Strategy and how it can enhance social cohesion in local communities.
To find out more and to register visit:

Founding COIN Board Confirmed
October 2018
The COIN’s founding Board has been confirmed to support this important national Network’s start-up phase and establishment as a charity and an independent national organisation, under a new brand and banner. The Founding Board members are Professor Ted Cantle of iCoCo Foundation, Shalni Arora, CEO of Savannah Wisdom Foundation, Michelle Lawrence, Director of Link-Up (UK), and Robin Tuddenham, Chief Executive of Calderdale Council.

Interim Chief Executive Appointed
October 2018
The COIN has appointed social & public sector leader and philanthropy advisor Cathy Elliott as its Interim Chief Executive to support its start-up phase. Cathy will lead on COIN’s early partnership work with the Ministry for Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) and support the Founding Board to establish the charity, including seeking its first permanent Chief Executive.

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The COIN is currently developing a programme of engagement and information sharing events and activities for and after its official launch in early 2019. More information will be shared soon, and to receive regular updates, please visit our Contact Us page to sign up.

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