About Us

Founded in 2010, we are a small UK charity with a big mission: to ‘make what matters count’.

We aim to change the compass from pointing to consumption and growth toward wellbeing for people, place and planet. We bring this vision to life through extensively-researched and evidence-based strategic direction, measurement tools and training. We work with local authorities, organisations and individuals to provide practical pathways to measure, understand and improve wellbeing.

Happy City has gained a global reputation for combining academic rigour, with practical, accessible and adaptable tools that support positive change at all scales from the individual to the regional. We work in partnership with community, academic, government and private sector organisations to put better measures at the heart of decision making.

Find out more about our key areas of work:

Wellbeing measurement

Wellbeing training and consultancy

The film clip below shows what we are working towards.


Happy City is a charity and community interest company, founded in Bristol.