No one understands a community better than the people who live there. We work with community businesses to revive local assets, protect the services people rely on, and address local needs.

Our vision is to create better places through community business. We will use our endowment to strengthen community businesses across England.  This means providing money, advice and support to help local people come together to take control. At a time when many parts of the country face cuts, neglect and social problems, we want to make sure local areas survive and stay vibrant. We do so by being bold, collaborative, open and informed.

Our endowment came from the Big Lottery Fund in 2015.

 

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Our ambition

By the end of our ten years, we want community business to be recognised as a new economic model. Read more about our ambition for community business.

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Our people

A group of passionate individuals and the people behind Power to Change. Get to know us.

Our values

We are collaborative, bold, informed and open. Find out what these mean.

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Get in touch

Details of our three offices across England. Contact us.

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Publications

Read our organisational publications such as our three year strategy and annual reports.