Ealing Community Network (ECN) is a network that represents the voice of the Ealing voluntary sector. As the largest representative voice of voluntary and community groups the network consists of organisations of all sizes and interests. For almost 20 years ECN was hosted by Ealing CVS. But, in 2019 the two organisations decided to operate separately and towards the end of 2019 the hosting of ECN passed to Southall Community Alliance. We took on this role on the understanding that the network would, at some future stage, become independent. We currently employ the ECN Programme Manager, Angela Dodwell and have worked to re-establish the network with new strategic objectives and personnel. Aside from the task of arranging networking meetings and opportunities, ECN now has three strategic priority areas:
· Tackling inequalities
· Digital exclusion
· Community wealth building
ECN are currently taking steps to establish as an independent community interest company and should shortly be an entirely independently managed organisation. ECN is funded by Ealing Council.