Hey, thanks for your interest in joining NEON.

Our economy fails the vast majority of people. From climate change to poverty, from migrant rights to the housing crisis, these issues stem from the same structural problems in our economy and politics.

NEON exists to build the power of movements for social and economic justice. By supporting each other's struggles and learning new ways to take action together, we want to see powerful movements which can end decades of disastrous neoliberalism and tackle all injustice.

Strategy and leadership training for system-change

What does it mean to be a NEON member?

NEON members:

  • Get first opportunity to access a range of NEON training and organising programmes, and exclusive access to some programmes
  • Have full use of our online membership community and comms portal, putting you in direct touch with more than 1,500 fellow organisers for social justice
  • Can help shape the big strategic decisions about NEON and the programmes we run


Apply to join NEON

Part 1: Tell us about you

Data notice: NEON is about helping activists collaborate so please note that the name, email address and town name you supply here will be accessible to others in the network. Network communications will be emailed to this address.

You can change your account details and notification settings at any time.

Is NEON right for you?

We have limited resources and to grow sustainably we have three criteria for joining:

  • You share our purpose
  • You respect NEON's community values
  • You are actively building campaigns which aim to involve lots of people

Part 2: NEON's shared purpose

NEON builds the power of movements for social and economic justice.

From climate change to poverty, from migrant rights to the housing crisis, we believe the issues we campaign on stem from the same structural problems in our economy and politics. Instead of a neoliberal system designed to enrich the 1% we want an economy that puts human need before profit, ends all forms of oppression, redistributes wealth and power across society, and looks after the planet we and future generations depend on. By supporting each other's struggles and learning new ways to act together, we aim to build powerful movements that can win.

Part 3: Your work

Great, so you're on board with the big picture! Now we'd like to hear a little about what you do about it.

NEON is open to anyone who - in a paid or an unpaid role - is working to build powerful social movements. Ask yourself:

  • Does your work require you to expand the number of people who care about or are active on your issues?
  • Does your work require you to empower people to collectively take action for social, economic or environmental justice?

If your answer to these questions is yes, then we want you in NEON!

Part 4: NEON's community values

We want NEON to be a fun and inclusive place where members make friends, treat each other with respect and support each other to bring about real change. Our network values are solidarity, respect and generosity.

In practice this means:

  • Leaving egos and organisational or party tribalism at the door
  • Offering your time and skills to others when you can
  • Challenging oppressive behaviour and acting in ways which reduce and don't amplify the oppression of others
  • Listening to others properly; not talking over people
  • Exploring differences of opinion respectfully and in a way that prioritises building bridges rather than winning arguments
  • Being willing to accept feedback
Supporting each other to build stronger campaigns

Part 5: What can we learn from each other?

NEON is powered by the skills and energy of people in the community. Whether you attend socials, trainings, events or working groups or take action with other members, we value your active and regular involvement.