We are Gill Hughes of the University of Hull’s Youth Work and Community Development team and Sarah Hatfield from Timebank. Together, we convene the #thehullwewant project. The project is working with local communities to give a platform to their voices by exploring dreams, needs and solutions for #thehullwewant. It has many community partners and works together with councillors, MPs, service providers and unexpected allies from the private sector in order to #ShiftThePower and develop transformative change in communities and society. Our ambition is to build connectedness and, in doing so, to rethink approaches to poverty.