The development of Take Part


Take Part is based on Frierian approaches to active citizenship learning.

From 2004 to 2011 government funding enabled organisations across England to develop a range of techniques for delivering what soon became known as the Take Part approach.

Active Learning for Active Citizenship (2004-5)

In 2004 the Home Office funded seven Active Learning for Active Citizenship (ALAC) Hubs to pilot a variety of approaches to adult citizenship learning. 

Key successes included increased confidence and influencing skills in groups including migrant workers, Asian women, people with learning disabilities and their carers, and others in disadvantaged and hard to reach communities. Click here for the ALAC Evaluation Report.

The Take Part Network, an independent national network of active citizenship learning practitioners, formed in 2005 to take forward the successes of the ALAC programme.

ALAC's success led to the creation of the National Take Part Programme in 2008, funded by the Department of Communities and Local Government and managed by the Community Development Foundation (CDF).



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