Our mission is to strengthen communities through community business.
At Power to Change, we know community business strengthens local communities. We use our experience to bring partners together to fund, grow and back community business to make places thrive. We are curious and rigorous; we do, test and learn. And we are here to support community business, whatever the challenge.
We know community business works to create thriving places when local people take ownership over spaces that matter and deliver services that communities need. Our 2021-26 strategy sets out how, using strategic funding, trusted partnerships, rigorous research, policy insight, and a strong network of remarkable community businesses we will back the sector, creating the ideas, evidence, and exemplars that make the case for others to back them too. Ultimately, we will amplify the efforts of community businesses and put them at the heart of a fair economy.
What we do..
Connect community businesses to support, resources,
and ideas to improve resilience and impact
Support community business innovation
Improve understanding of what community businesses
need and can provide
Advocate for more community ownership and
greater community power
More impactful and resilient community businesses
Growing understanding of and support for community businesses
A more diverse, equitable and inclusive sector
This will contribute to:
Community businesses to addressing
Funding and support for community
Growth of the community business sector
More communities in England run community
businesses that give them the power to
change what matters to them: making an
ever-increasing contribution to a fairer
greener economy, empowered communities,
and transformed places that are better to live
and work in for everyone.
Built on our values...
We are collaborative.
We are informed.
We are bold.
We are open.
We are authentic.
Our impact on our grantees
total number of community businesses
Power to Change is committed to transparency and we work with 360Giving to publish information about our grants. Using the 360Giving Data Standard, our awarded grants since 2015 are available as an .xlsx file here. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. This means the data is freely accessible to anyone to be used and shared as they wish. The data must be attributed to Power to Change.
We believe that with better information, funders can be more effective and strategic decision makers. 360Giving supports funders to publish open data about their grants, and empowers people to use this data to improve charitable giving through a range of free online tools.