Community Support Service

Nottingham Play Forum

The Nottingham Play Forum, also know as PlayWorks is based in St Ann's, Nottingham. It provides local people free and safe play opportunities, in an area where many of the outdoor spaces are unsafe. They offer activities, advice, information, room shire and resources to the local community and people working in childcare. We gave a grant of £57,108 to employ a Business Development and Marketing officer, who will raise awareness of their services, help form meaningful partnerships and find additi...

Sports and Leisure

Wythenshawe AFC

Wythenshawe AFC are a community amateur football club, with sports pitches in Hollyhedge Park. However they recognise the need in their local area for community space as well as sports facilities, and will extend their clubhouse and car park with our grant of £130,556 to increase its capacity and open the clubhouse up to various non-sporting community events and activities such as Morris Dancing, giving the community somewhere to meet one another and stay healthy.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

The Florence Institute

Set in a stunning Grade two heritage building in Dingle, south Liverpool. The Florrie is open seven days a week with a variety of activities for all ages, event spaces for hire and workspaces for businesses. Our grant of £138,000 will help The Florrie to run accredited learning programmes, so that local young people can gain qualifications, learn work skills and links with employers, as well as create employment opportunities for local businesses and apprenticeships for 70 young people.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Castleford Heritage Trust

Castleford Heritage Trust is a community hub in the town of Castleford, which offers educational opportunities and community projects connected to the arts and heritage of the town, addressing disadvantage, unemployment, poor health. To do so successfully, we granted them £240,700 towards opening and making accessible more areas of the Queen's Mill building to offer more opportunities for community use, making it a sustainable community business with additional income for educational activities

Community Support Service

Ideal for All Ltd

Ideal for All Ltd, based in Smethwick, are a community support service, working to improve and maintain the health and wellbeing of their local community. We granted them £215,732 towards developing community gardens where local people can access fresh produce, gain new skills and take part in health and wellbeing activities.

Food and farming

Bermondsey Community Kitchen CIC

Bermondsey Community Kitchen, based in South London provides Level 1 and 2 Cookery qualifications for long term unemployed 16-24 year olds. They received a Power to Change grant of £96,000 to contribute to the capital costs of buying the Duns Deli café business under the training kitchen so that they had a steady source of income, the grant will also go towards salary costs of a General Manager to help establish the new integrated business, expand training provision and develop social outreach.

Community Support Service

Bradnet Ltd

Bradnet Ltd, based in Bradford provide a variety of support and services for people living with disabilities. They received a Power to Change grant of £260,000 towards the purchase of a building on Manor Road from the council to enable Bradnet to move forward with their plans to grow and diversify, become less dependent on historical funding streams and to extend the involvement of a wider community e.g. Volunteering programme.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Your Community Hub CIC

Your Community Hub CIC based in Cleethorpes, are transforming a disused council building into a thriving community hub. With a grant of £142,500, they hope to refurbish the Grant Thorold library premises into office space for Care4All, an office tenant that already been identified and partnered with and then later in stage 2, a tea room and coffee house for the community to use and meet friends.

Community Library

Friends of Kensal Rise Library

Friends of Kensal Rise Library sought to save their local library from closure. They campaigned to save the library and managed to win back the first floor of the library and bring local people a space to learn new skills, volunteer and meet friends. We provided a grant of £75,480 to refurbish and equip the library/community space for hire, fund a part-time library manager and to develop the community business side of the project.

Community Pub

The New Inn

The New Inn, is a pub in Norton Lindsey in Warwickshire, was saved by the community by launching a community share offer, allowing local residents to invest between £250 and £60,000 and become democratic members of the pub. The pub has received a a £50,000 grant from Power to Change, alongside a £50,000 loan from DCLG. The pub plans to turn itself into the hub of the village, providing a shop, café and parcel collection service.

Community Pub

The Sir Charles Napier

The Sir Charles Napier pub in Blackburn reopened in September 2016, after a year long campaign to save Blackburn's last rock venue from closure. Regulars took on the lease of the buildings as a large membership CIC and have since repurposed it into a music venue, with affordable food. With More than a Pub funding, they will offer employment and skills training for local people and build close ties with local businesses.

Community Pub

The Centurion

The Centurion in Vicars Cross, Chester was funded under our 'More than a Pub' fund, after locals began rallying to save it when it faced demolition. The Centurion will now offer a range of additional opportunities for the community, including digital inclusion sessions to teach elderly residents about internet security, after school clubs, quizzes and fundraising events.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Southville Community Development Association

Southville Community Development Association is a membership organisation which runs the Southville Centre. The centre runs an older people's club, nursery provision and out of school provision for children as well as venues for hire. We awarded a £300,000 grant as part of a blend of funds to demolish the existing building and construct the new community centre and nursery and to support more sustainable revenue generating operations.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Frome Cheese and Grain Ltd

Frome Cheese and Grain is member owned community business who's main aim is to boost Frome's social, cultural and economic life. They do so by providing space in an old indoor market for hot desking, meeting rooms, community bingo, roller skating and live music etc. We awarded a £300,000 grant to turn part of the building still derelict and unused into a rehersal, sound recording, film production and IT hub, so local residents can benefit from Frome's 'Glastonbury effect'.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Brampton and Beyond Community Trust

Brampton and Beyond are a community hub with 300 members, which has plenty of community facilities: rooms to hire, gym, mini bus, café etc. But with a grant of £229,952 from us, they can now revitalise the community centre, creating new activity spaces, soft play and a business hub. These new spaces should drive intergenerational engagement, reducing social isolation for older people and providing more activities for families.

Food and farming

OrganicLea Ltd

OrganicLea is a community growing project based in Lea Valley. They produce and distribute food and plants locally and inspire others to move towards a more sustainable society. We awarded a £157,490 grant to part-fund the 'Grow Hawkwood' project which will facilitate a doubling of their box scheme, meeting increasing restaurant demands, provide more volunteering and development of social prescribing services.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Holborn Community Association

Holborn Community Association is a community businesses, consisting of three buildings in the heart of Holborn. They provide various activities: Befriending schemes, cooking project, after school activities and sports. We awarded a grant of £300,000 to redevelop a community centre called 'Bedford House' to make it accessible for mobility impaired users.

Community Support Service

Coatham House Enterprises

Coatham House Enterprises, based in Redcar is a charity project which offers supported accommodation to local young people who are in housing need. They also offer support in various areas of life and independent living. We awarded a grant of £59,875 to extend their community nursery to optimise income from our trading enterprises to sustain our Charity Coatham House.

Health and Social Care

B' Active 'N' B' Fit CIC

B' Active 'N'B' Fit CIC, based in Sunderland, provides tailored structured exercise programmes and well-being services to suit individual need in their local community. Offering therapeutic exercise, movement and dance, holistic therapies, health improvement to all ages and social backgrounds. We awarded a £110,176 grant to undertake capital refurbishments to transform a derelict building in Hendon into a thriving community asset trading as a social retreat.

Tourism, Heritage, Arts and Culture

Future Wolverton

Future Wolverton, based in Milton Keynes have a mission to establish Wolveton as a thriving and sustainable town, protecting unique heritage whilst developing new business, housing and community facilities. We gave a £ 475,000.00 grant towards saving a historic old school for the new community of Milton Keynes to use as a café, hall & Guest House, operated by children with SEN.

Food and farming

Windmill Hill City Farm

Windmill Hill City Farm is based in Bristol and providers a great array of facilities including the farm, garden and play area for the local community. We gave a grant of £244,000 towards the development of a community café where local people can meet, eat, learn, grow and sell their own produce.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Southmead Development Trust

Southmead Development Trust exists to serve the community of Southmead and primarily does this by running the Southmead Youth Centre and a large centre called The Greenway Centre. These centre's are healthy living centres, social enterprise hubs and community centres rolled into one, providing training, fitness, leisure facilities, business centre, wellbeing and community development.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Highfields Community Association

Highfields Centre is located in the heart of a vibrant and diverse community in Leicester. The Centre provides an extensive range of services, including pre-school sessions, youth clubs, adult learning, advice, arts/sports services, digital arts, film/video editing, music/recording, IT studios, performance arts theatre and the H-Café.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Bridgewater YMCA

YMCA Somerset Coast serves the local communities of Somerset, from offering accommodation, support, advice hub as well as community centres, cafes, sports, community radio and outdoor facilities, They even run a hotel in Minehead which offers skills and training to young people.

Community Housing

Brixton Green Ltd

Brixton Green Ltd are making sure Brixton people are at the forefront of the redevelopment of Somerleyton Road. They are pursuing community-led development so that local people can afford to live in Brixton and plan for approximately 304 homes to be built under their ownership.

Community Support Service

Lyme Regis Development Trust

Lyme Regis Development Trust are an organisation that helps local people, groups and businesses in Lyme Regis to build on the talent already present in communities and peruse asset based community development. They also have a resource centre, where support is on hand to community groups/businesses and local residents.

Tourism, Heritage, Arts and Culture

Mechanics Institution Trust

The Mechanics' Institution Trust is a community business which operates as a Building Perseveration Trust and Development Trust. The trust work in partnership with communities, voluntary organisations, business and statutory bodies to facilitate recognition of the vital hole heritage and culture play in Swindon. They also operate a community centre, library and several events.

Community Shops

The Seed

Funding has supported the development of a leader from The Seed in Buckfastleigh's Community Wholefood Store and Café. The Seed is a pioneering venture to bring organic produce to everyone regardless of the money in your pocket. The Seed also aims to provide the opportunity for people to connect with others and become more aware of the community around them through the medium of food in an attempt to reduce isolation and improve overall wellbeing.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

The Poly

Funding will support the development of a leader at The Poly on our leadership programme. Based in an iconic listed building, The Poly is a thriving community business in the heart of Falmouth, promoting engagement in the arts, sciences and Cornish history through film, live events, exhibitions, lectures and workshops.

Tourism, Heritage, Arts and Culture

The Onion Collective

Funding has supported development of a leader from the Onion Collective on our leadership programme. The Onion Collective just opened a new visitor centre attached to a newly repaired Watchet Boat Museum, but they also managing new public space in Watchet called Splash Point, a community garden and events space, once a Victorian Pleasure Garden.

Sports and Leisure

Friends of Horfield Common/ The Ardagh

Funding supported a leader from Friends of Horfield Common to take part in our leadership programme. Friends of Horfield Common is a community parks group run, managed by volunteers who have set up a café on the common and whose latest project - project Ardagh seeks a community asset transfer for the Ardagh site for community use.

Other

Stonehouse Action

Funding will support the development of a leader from Stonehouse Action on our leadership programme. Stonehouse Action are a group of residents living in Stonehouse, who want to celebrate the area and create new opportunities, including hosting a street party. They are also crowd funding to get a shop front and garden fence on Union Corner.

Community Energy

Plymouth Energy Community

Funding supported the development of a leader from Plymouth Energy Community as part of our leadership programme. Plymouth Energy are a community benefit society giving Plymouth the power to transform how we buy, use and generate energy, making the local community more energy savvy and reducing fuel poverty. They have a community shares offer open.

Community Shops

Crediton Community Bookshop

Funding has supported the development of a leader from Crediton Community Bookshop on our leadership programme. Crediton Community Bookshop was inspired by the desire to retain a bookshop in the High Street of Crediton. Crediton sells books, hosts events, organises author visits and book fairs for local schools and hosts a literary festival. It also has a community shares offer with over 300 shareholders and volunteering opportunities.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Coexist

Funding was allocated to develop one of Coexists leaders on our Leadership Scheme. Coexist exists in Hamilton House, a five storey tall, previously disused building which lies in Stokes Croft and close to St Pauls. The building now hosts over 500 licensees and offers the local community in Bristol a diverse set of opportunities, affordable workspaces, community enterprises, classes, a bike repair shop etc.

Community Shops

Chalford Village Shop

Funding has supported the development of a leader from Chalford Village Shop on our leadership programme. The shop is run by the community, staffed by volunteers and providing fresh food for the local neighbourhood. They have a community shares initiative and often hold events for the community.

Community Support Service

Spitfire Advice and Support Services

Spitfire Advice and Support Services were awarded a £62,500.00 grant. Based in Birmingham, this self-identified ‘community anchor organisation’ is the only resident-led community advice centre in Birmingham, providing everything from legal, debt, and housing advice, to community event organising, volunteering and training opportunities. The grant will help refurbish part of their new premises including a community cinema and theatre space and help generate income and footfall.

Community Transport

Bristol Ferry Boats

Awarded a £247,875 grant, Bristol Ferry Boats are a community benefit society with 900 shareholders. On top of commercial trips for commuters and parties, boat trips are used to support the curriculum for local schools and share Bristol’s history. Funding will help purchase a new, environmentally friendly ferry boat and support a series of trainee staff/ferry pilots from the community and discounted fares for older and vulnerable residents.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Friends of Stretford Public Hall

Friends of Stretford Public Hall are funded under our Community Shares Booster Programme. They have secured the ownership of the impressive Stretford Public Hall, which previously had a long community history, and now plan to use community shares to raise the capital to establish it as a multi-purpose facility, to deliver a range of social and economic outcomes in the area. They provide flexible and affordable space for arts, for learning, for meeting, for work, for leisure.

Food and farming

Sutton Community Farm

Sutton Community Farm are funded under our Community Shares Programme. The farm is community-owned and on the edge of South London. It aims to improve access to fresh, healthy food, provide education and volunteering opportunities, and to promote active lifestyles via their veg box scheme and wholesale sales to restaurants.

Community Energy

Sheffield Renewables

Sheffield Renewables are funded under our Community Shares Programme. As a community and a social enterprise they develop, fund, build, own and operate renewable energy schemes. This means that we are run by and for local people with profits re-invested to support local sustainability. They have had a share offer open from 2012, and by working with a variety of local organisation they are furthering their goal of making Sheffield a cleaner, greener city by launching a new PV panel project.

Community Housing

Leeds Community Homes

Leeds Community Homes are part of the community shares booster programme. They want to build a community-led approach to creating affordable homes in Leeds for now, and for future generations . Leeds Community Homes also want to build and renovate homes as sustainably as possible is good for the people who live in the homes, Leeds and the planet. To provide more affordable, Leeds Community Homes work creatively, using innovative techniques to build and finance new homes for Leeds.

Community Energy

Totnes Renewable Energy Society

Totnes Renewable Energy Society (Tresoc) are a community energy organisation who wish to invest locally for a sustainable future. They do this by installing solar PV on as many roofs as possible (homes, schools, stations), turning food and wood waste into electricity etc. Tresoc aims to empower the local community to develop and control its own renewable energy supplies and to reinvest any profits back into the community.

Tourism, Heritage, Arts and Culture

Amble Development Trust

Amble Development Trust was specifically set up to develop former mining town Amble, as a thriving and vibrant coastal town. They provide employment counselling services, creative digital media projects, workshops for young people and volunteering opportunities. We awarded a £182,500 grant for the Clicker project: a Lobster Hatchery education and research centre, which will assist the sustainability of the local fisheries and increase tourism, therefore developing employment opportunities.

Tourism, Heritage, Arts and Culture

Regather Co-op

Regather Co-op works to give people choice and opportunity in Sheffield. Regather offers support for social enterprise start-ups, spaces for business tenants at Regather Works, volunteering and employment for local people, buying local produce and offering services to local events and community groups. They also promote low carbon/home energy efficiency and host a healthy affordable cooking club.

Food and farming

Ditton Priors Community Land Trust

Ditton Priors Community Land Trust is a community business who own Oak Farm, in the Shropshire village of Ditton Priors. Shropshire Council have leased a working 30 acre farm that operates as a day service for adults with learning disabilities as well as a tea room and stables used as local history museums and craft studios. Oak Farm also provides training and work experience in horticulture for people who may move on to permanent employment. They currently have a membership of around 45 local p...

Community Pub

The Star Inn

The Star Inn in Salford, was Britain's first urban co-operative pub in 2009. It is community owned and offers a chance to become a shareholder. The pub offers a wide variety of inclusive events services such as Folk nights, darts, pub quizzes and opportunities to chat with committee members - all of which help to bring the community together and reduce isolation.

Community Shops

Village Green Co-op

Village Greens Community Co-op is a grocery store, owned by its members in Prestwich, offering a unique service to the north side of Manchester. Offering an ethical alternative shopping experience to supermarkets, where you can buy fresh fruit and vegetables, wholefoods and everyday essentials made from natural ingredients; where people can buy high quality food, with minimal processing, at affordable prices.

Sports and Leisure

Withington Baths

Withington Baths & Leisure Centre is run by the community, for the community. Manchester's last working Edwardian pool is set in a restored building with ground in the heart of M20. There is also a new garden being constructed by volunteers as well as opportunities to get lifeguarding qualifications offered through a volunteer programme which has led to long-term employment for individuals.

Environmental

TreeStation

A hub that engages in a broad range of wood related activities in Manchester. They bring positive social change in the form of reducing the regions waste and carbon footprint through education, holding food growing projects and recycling initiatives. They also hold activities for mental health art charities, provide the local community with volunteering and employment opportunities and offer affordable renewable energy for lower income groups.

Community Pub

Fox & Goose

Fox & Goose co-operative pub is the first in West Yorkshire. Saved by local people, it is a real ale pub with a long local history. They have everything from board-game days, folk festivals and art exhibitions.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

HEART (Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre)

HEART is the arts, enterprise and community centre in the middle of Headingley - run by the community for the community. HEART offers a versatile venue to hire, a spacious shared workspace and a varied programme of events and classes. They also have a café which is a fantastic meetings place with friends or spot for some lunch.

Food and farming

Organic Countryside CIC

Organic Countryside CIC is owned by its shareholders and they aim to help to channel money to the benefit of the local environment. They aim to enable members of the public to get involved with organic farming and help young people wishing to become organic farmers but unable to buy their own farm, to find suitable land available for rental.

Community Shops

Itteringham Village Shop

Itteringham Village Shop are a community run shop in the village of Itteringham. Serving a fine selection of local foods in the shop and café and hosting pop-up cinema events. Itteringham Village shop really brings the community together!

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Marsh Farms Futures

Marsh Farm Futures aims to promote regeneration. It's Futures House community hub is sustainable and designed to enhance local public services, including health, policy and community care, enterprise space, a commercial play park, café and community halls.

Community Transport

Cuckmere Community Buses

Power to Change awarded £75,000 to Cuckmere Community Bus for the purpose of purchasing a new mini bus, in order to reduce maintenance costs and retain revenue. This bus provides vital transport for inhabitants of East and West Sussex and the City of Brighton and Hove who are in need of such a service because of age, sickness or disability (mental or physical), or poverty, or because of a lack of availability of adequate and safe public passenger services.

Case study

Public land management

Myatt's Fields Park

Awarded a £65,000 Power to Change grant to refurbish the depot buildings inside Myatt’s Fields Park for the benefit of the community. This will also help the park increase their earned income, which they reinvest into community activities, and become less grant-dependent.

Food and farming

The Kitchen on Great Moor Street

The Kitchen on Great Moor Street in Bolton is a cafe project managed by Lakamka Workers Co-Operative, which aims to generate interest and participation in local food activity. It offers local people volunteering opportunities to develop kitchen skills and a veg exchange scheme.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

All Saints Action Network (ASAN)

Committed to making All Saints a better place to live, by establishing community managed services such as sports centres, day nursery's, workspaces, a memorial garden, recycling service, Solar PV Panels you name it! They also provide local employment opportunities and training.

Community Woodland

Hill Holt Wood

Hill Holt Wood is a public woodland and social enterprise. It is also a concept – a way of working with the local community to create a better environment, provide employment and reach out to those in need. Hill Holt Wood operates in the community, providing different services including: education and training to 14-19 yr olds, adult education courses in the woodland, countryside and forestry management to the provision of “green space” for those suffering from mental health issues.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

b inspired

b-inspired is a neighbourhood-based charity in Braunstone, Leicester. So far, they have achieved a reduction in the levels of unemployment, an increase to 60% of adults with some form of qualifications and bringing redundant buildings back to life such as The Lodge on Braunstone Park, which is now a hub for sport and physical activity as some examples. Angie Wright, Chief Officer of b-inspired also sits on the Power to Change Community Business Panel.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

The Selby Trust

The Selby Trust is charity which set up a multi-purpose community/social enterprise centre with offices, meeting rooms, training facilities, sports etc. Located in an area of high deprivation, it enables greater community cohesion by bringing together a rich mix of individuals and organisations, primarily from BME, refugee and other historically excluded communities in Tottenham and North London. Sona Mahtani - the Chief Executive is a Power to Change's Community Business Panel member.

Public land management

Calderdale Community Energy

Calderdale Community Energy is helping local people take control of the rising cost of electricity, by setting up community energy projects. Currently these include: – helping people to save energy and money at home, helping schools install solar panels and low energy lighting. They are looking to raise capital for renewable energy though community shares. Finn Jenson - Director of Calderdale Community Energy is a member of our Community Business Panel.

Tourism, Heritage, Arts and Culture

Ancoats Dispensary Trust

Listed as one of the most at-risk buildings in England and Wales. The Trust has funding to stop the building from deteriorating further whilst planning its repurposing into a 21st century community facility which will enable greater community cohesion, diverse opportunities and a commercial space for small local businesses. Karen Houghton, the Chief Executive of Ancoats Dispensary Trust is also a member of the Power to Change Community Business Panel.

Public land management

Totnes Community Development Society

TCDS is based in Totnes, Devon. It is a community business which seeks to redevelop disused spaces into areas viable for community use. They support the community in obtaining land, managing and imaginatively developing it, while also seeking to generate a social return on the time and money invested in these projects. Dave Chapman, Director of the TCDS is also a member on our Community Business Panel.

Community Shops

Bretforton Community Shop

Located at the heart of the wonderful Worcestershire village of Bretforton is Bretforton Community Shop and Café which has rapidly become a social hub for the village which has increased social cohesion within the community. Chris Buckham, Chair of Bretforton Community Shop is also a member of the Power to Change Community Business Panel.

Food and farming

Fordhall Farm

Fordhall Farm is Britain's first Organic Farm - it has been going for over 65 years. Today it is owned by 8,000 local people through community shares. Fordhall opens its doors year round to the public, as well as offering free farm trails, organic café, group tours, glamping in yurts, events, courses, meeting room space, volunteering etc. Charlotte Allan - the Manager also sits on Power to Change's Community Business Panel.

Sports and Leisure

Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre

Awarded a £335,950 Power to Change grant to renovate the main swimming pool at the community leisure centre, bringing back the facility into use by the Stocksbridge community and surrounding areas. The amount is split between capital expenditure to refurbish the pool and the revenue is to provide working capital towards operating costs during the first 18 months.

Tourism, Heritage, Arts and Culture

Learning And Resource Centre Supporters (LARCS)

A £148, 647 Power to Change grant is helping local Bampton residents refurbish the Old School House into a library and learning resource centre for the benefit of the community. Events and clubs will be run to engage all parts of the community, including young people and the elderly, to improve social cohesion.

Community Housing

YES Brixham

Awarded a £464,154 Power to Change grant to renovate and refurbish the Edge multi-purpose central community facility. The grant will also be used to redevelop the former Thresher’s shop site in Brixham town centre into two self-contained flats for young people and two pop-up retail units to support local youth enterprises.

Community Pub

The Bevendean

The £225,257 Power to Change grant will cover capital and revenue items that will allow The Bevy to improve its facilities, expand its current market – particularly with local community groups involving older people, people with disabilities, and specific sporting/leisure interests - and achieve a sustainable trading position by the end of the 2016-17 financial year. It also includes business mentoring support over a 12-month period.

Sports and Leisure

Groundwork Wakefield

Awarded an £88,000 Power to Change grant unlocked a Key Fund loan of £132,000 for capital investment to improve their Whitwood Golf Course facilities, to provide additional community and environmental benefits and to develop revenue streams for new environmental and community projects. Groundwork Wakefield’s mission is to bring about lasting environmental improvements, contributing to the economic and social regeneration of the area.

Community Shops

Westbury Community Shop and Cafe

A £64,250 capital funding grant is helping to fit out a new community shop and café and covering initial revenue costs for the shop in this rural village.

Case study

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Unity House

A £100,000 Power to Change grant unlocked a Key Fund loan of £100,000 and £25,000 community share purchase. Will provide working capital, facilitate the purchase of new music equipment and enable the development of a café area.

Craft, industry and production

Trust in the North

£86,437 Power to Change grant to cover capital and revenue costs to help the business, which produces high end confectionery and manufactures and sells textiles, increase its capacity and diversify its income streams.

Food and farming

Greenslate Community Farm

Power to Change gave £103,000 revenue funding to support a short-term project management post, a volunteer coordinator and related expenses for a capital build project that will make the farm more sustainable.

Case study

Sports and Leisure

The Works Skate Park

A £12,000 Power to Change grant unlocked a Key Fund loan of £68,000. Funding will contribute towards operational costs and support the implementation of growth plans that will enable new contracts to be delivered.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

High Street Centre Limited

£75,000 of Power to Change funding was awarded to upgrade facilities of the community centre and to support creation of two childcare apprenticeships.

Tourism, Heritage, Arts and Culture

Diss Corn Hall Trust

Power to Change awarded a £72,300 grant split into capital funding to upgrade facilities and revenue funding to support staff costs. Improvements will help Diss Corn Hall arts venue attract more visitors and facilitate wider community use.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Burton Street Foundation

A Power to Change £384,482 grant to refurbish a disused factory and for related staffing costs. Once converted the facility will support 100 adults with learning difficulties and provide new community space.

Case study

Craft, industry and production

StoreRoom2010

Grant of £80,000 to unlock a SASC loan of £364,000. Storeroom2010 is a small independent furniture re-use charity situated on the Isle of Wight. Storeroom2010 enables impoverished and disadvantaged families to be able to affordably furnish their homes, thereby improving their quality of life.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

STEP Development Trust

A £25,000 Power to Change grant unlocked a Key Fund loan of £57,000. Funding will allow the purchase and installation of solar PV panels and for a new community based elderly person club to be set up.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Station House Community Connections

Awarded a Power to Change grant £499,148, split into capital funding to refurbish and reopen a disused train station and revenue funding for initial staff costs. The facility will provide a broad range of community facilities.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Spacious Place Contact

Awarded £500,000 of Power to Change funding towards the acquisition and conversion of a 16,116 sq ft building to create community space and a call centre that will create jobs for ex-offenders and vulnerable adults.

Case study

Community Transport

South Tynedale Railway Preservation Society

Awarded £290,000 of capital funding to underwrite 6.7% of capital work costs for 1.25 mile rail line extension and associated works which are otherwise funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Case study

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Safe Regeneration

Awarded a £150,000 Power to Change grant towards the purchase and refurbishment of a disused pub that is being transformed into a community facility, eatery and micro-brewery that will help regenerate the local area.

Case study

Public land management

River Stewardship Company Ltd

A £25,000 Power to Change grant unlocked a Key fund loan of £50,000. The River Stewardship Company is a community business working to improve waterways for people and wildlife.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Red Brick Building Centre

Awarded a £248,835 Power to Change grant to help the business increase earned income by maximising space, carrying out essential repairs and recruiting business development staff.

Food and farming

Porlock Futures CIC

Awarded a £75,125 Power to Change grant towards a start-up business that will grow and sell oysters. The business will create local employment, deliver training for young people and contribute to local regeneration.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

North Smethwick Development Trust

A £53,269 Power to Change grant will help the business develop new income streams, contribute to the upgrade of facilities and enable new apprenticeships roles to be created.

Health and Social Care

New Wortley Community Association

Awarded £210,000 Power to Change grant, split as revenue and capital funding to refurbish the old community centre into a health and wellbeing centre together with funding for temporary posts to support contract readiness.

Case study

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

National Children's Centre

NCC supports and aims to improve the lives of children, young people, families and vulnerable and elderly adults in Yorkshire. Offering a variety of support covering different aspects of wellbeing, child care, education and training and befriending schemes for isolated individuals.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Meltham Carlile Community Interest Company

Awarded £303,001 Power to Change grant towards a refurbishment that will extend access to existing facilities, including a post office and café, and create a new space for community and business use.

Sports and Leisure

Manvers Lake & Dearne Valley Trust Ltd

A £30,000 Power to Change grant unlocked a Key Fund loan of £70,000. The capital will go towards completion of a new boat store, installation of solar panels and will help the business move towards sustainability.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust

£81,429 revenue and capital funding for contributions to salaries and the costs of refurbishing the café/catering facility. The proposal will enhance sustainability by increasing income from catering offer and events income.

Sports and Leisure

Kiveton Park & Wales Community Development Trust

Awarded a £311,454 Power to Change grant to create a sports facility with four football pitches. The venue has the potential to be self-financing and generate surpluses for reinvestment in the local community.

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Tourism, Heritage, Arts and Culture

Kirkgate Arts

Awarded £56,740 Power to Change grant towards revenue funding to help develop long term plans for a large scale capital refurbishment that will install a café/bar, and render the creative/artistic space more flexible and accessible.

Other

JC Ready4Work

A £60,000 Power to Change grant unlocked a Key Fund loan of £40,000. Funding is for a new health bar in Hull City Centre that will generate income to support the delivery of work preparation training.

Food and farming

Incredible Aquagarden

Awarded a £139,000 Power to Change grant to help the business move away from grant dependency. The grant will fund four temporary posts and a refurbishment that includes the installation of solar panelling.

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Food and farming

Homebaked Community Bakery

Awarded a £146,200 Power to Change grant to upgrade kitchen equipment so that the community bakery can take on new catering contracts and move towards long-term sustainability.

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Tourism, Heritage, Arts and Culture

Higher Rhythm

A £40,000 Power to Change grant unlocked a Key Fund loan of £50,000. Funding will go towards the purchase of new premises and allow more socially or economically disadvantaged people to access creative development opportunities and progress towards employment or education.

Community Shops

Hampstead Norreys Community Shop

£188,820 capital funding to extend the shop building to accommodate extra equipment and display area, enlarging the community café area, increase food preparation and storage facilities, and provide public access toilets, broadening income potential and helping deliver range of vital community services.

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Community Shops

Hallbankgate Hub

£84,000 capital funding to upgrade a community shop and transform it into a community hub.

Community Housing

Granby Four Streets Community Land Trust

£391,454 capital funding towards refurbishment of five empty homes that will provide affordable housing for local people and generate income to reinvest back into the area.

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Tourism, Heritage, Arts and Culture

Goodwin Development Trust

£200,000 capital funding towards the refurbishment of a church to create arts space and offices. Facility will generate future income through room hire and arts programming.

Sports and Leisure

East Lancashire Football Development Association

£200,000 capital funding to restore two playing fields to bring them back into community use as football hubs.

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Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Centre at Threeways

£499,200 capital funding to retrofit a school interior to create a sports hall, conference centre and business space.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Bootstrap Company

Awarded a £87,455 Power to Change grant to create a new community and business space, known as the Bootyard. It will also finance a feasibility study and help Bootstrap explore its roles in the regeneration of Dalston.

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Other

Barnsley Community Build

A £100,000 Power to Change grant unlocked a Key Fund loan of £300,000. Funding will help the charity deliver services for people disadvantaged due to the fragile economic climate, education, social or domestic issues.

Community Pub

Bamford Community Society

Awarded a £120,000 Power to Change grant for essential capital works, insulation to improve energy efficiency and a project manager to help the Society explore new income streams.

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Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Alt Valley Community Trust

A £220,000 Power to Change grant will be used to develop a simulated hospital environment to meet local demand for training and help provide employment opportunities for NEETs.

Sports and Leisure

Adrenaline Alley

A £500,000 Power to Change grant enabled the purchase of new land and buildings to provide even more community activities. It also contributed towards essential repairs and upgrade of the skate park.

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