The Research Institute

Power to Change has a vision of better places created through community business. The Research Institute seeks to support this vision by commissioning high-quality research, promoting rigorous analysis and stimulating critical scrutiny and debate. In doing so we aim to shape both policy and practice.

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The impact of community business on local communities: A feasibility study to test new measures based on the Community Life Survey

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Research Summary: The impact of community business on local communities

Twine: a simple platform to help local businesses thrive

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Uncharted Investment

In recent years there has been policy support in the UK for the transfer of assets from public bodies to local communities.

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A common interest - The role of asset transfer in developing the community business market

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The Community Business Market in 2015

A report from Social Finance has revealed new findings about the current state and scope of the community business sector

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What if we ran it ourselves? Getting the measure of Britain’s emerging community business sector