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Resources to Run an Assembly


Local Group Pack

  • Why run an assembly
  • What to think about before launching your assembly
  • What training and support is available


We’d love to know if you are planning a Community Assembly in your local area so that we can support you with any questions you have, help obtain expert advice and possibly help provide facilitation. Please:

  • Fill in the Community Asssembly Form to let us know about your assembly!
  • Join our Community Assembly Sharing Telegram group to ask questions, meet other Extinction Rebellion local groups organising assemblies and share your experiences.
  • The Assembly Escalation Campaign Group is offering weekly online drop-in session on Fridays, at 3 pm for people planning community assemblies who want to share ideas and ask questions. Please join us on theZoom link dropped in the Telegram Chat.
  • Email us at:

Community Assembly Manual

  • How to plan and organise your assembly
  • How to decide on an assembly question
  • How to facilitate and moderatean assembly
  • How to follow up an assembly

Community Assembly Facilitation Guide

  • A summary of facilitating a community assembly

Community Assembly Trainings & Open Calls


There's lots to do in advance and afterwards (especially to support any funding bid). We've got your back... If you need support on organising press releases, getting your assembly on XR's Events Map, or getting broadcasts out, if you can get your support request in as early as possible, you have the best chance of getting support. Go here to request Comms Support.

Working with the Press.

An important part of your communications plan for the assembly will be sharing your event with the press. This will include writing one or more press releases, and identifying the press contacts to share those with. To help with this please see the following resources:


For assemblies that happened before 17th January guidance is available on this page.

For assemblies happening in the future, or which have happened since 17th January, check out the General Fundraising Guidance.

Local / Combined Authorities Map

If consideraing involving politicians and officers in your community assembly or escalation plans check out the Local & Regional Authorities Map

If you have any questions on any of the above, please:

  • contact your regional/national Gardener, who supports local groups in your nation or region; they may suggest whom to contact as potential co-creators. Alternatively:
  • email
  • Fill in a request for help via this Support Form
  • Drop ins happen every Friday noon at 3pm; check the [Assemblies Chat for the latest Zoom Link](Invite link for this chat: