Happy City Initiative

Happy City Initiative

Charity information

Happy City Initiative

Our aim is to shatter the illusion that the way to happiness is through ‘more stuff’. Our vision is to both inspire and help equip people for action. Happy City are proud to be part of the movement that is shifting society from the notion that increased consumption and economic growth is the only way to define success and prosperity.

Our work can best be understood as split into three key areas: Measurement & Policy, Training & Consultancy, Campaigns & Communication

Founded 2010

  • Mission statement

    Happy City exists to get people talking, thinking and moving towards what really matters

    Our mission is to improve lives, our society and our planet through an increased focus on happiness and wellbeing. This may all sound sweet and fluffy but that is only because what we mean by ‘happiness’ has been corrupted. We want to reclaim happiness from commercial triviality and make it a guiding, radical principle for society.

  • Aims

    Happy City Initiative aims to:

    • Develop capacity and skills of members of socially disadvantaged communities in urban areas so they are better able to identify, and help meet, their needs and to participate more fully in society
    • Promote the physical and mental health of individuals
    • Promote social inclusion by preventing people from becoming socially excluded, relieving the needs of those who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society
    • The promotion of urban or rural regeneration in areas of social and economic deprivation
    • Advancement of the arts, culture and heritage
  • Overview

    Established: March 2010

    Registered Charity Number: 1143037

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 12

    Volunteers: 7

    Phone number: 07474 408024

    Address: 1st Floor, Canningford House, 38 Victoria Street BS1 6BY

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