Community as remedy: How B Inspired tackles health and social care

B Inspired in Leicester is a community business working to change Braunstone in Leicester for the be...

Catalyst for Change by Anya Hobbs

Anya Hobbs from Marsh Farm Futures

Top tips for High Streets

Hannah Sloggett's top tips to breathe new life into the high street

A postcard from Marsh Farm by Anya Hobbs

Some thoughts from Anya Hobbs on the potential of Marsh Farm Futures in improving the quality of lif...

7 reasons why you should attend Locality Convention ‘18

Here's why you should head to Bristol next week!

Budget brings welcome news for saving our high streets: communities need to be in the driving seat

Vidhya Alakeson on what the Budget announcements mean for saving our high streets

‘Bigging Up’ our local areas – how storytelling can create change

Anne Short from B Inspired Leicester discusses the second Power to Change grantee event

Top Tips for Community Shares  

Charlotte Hollins from Fordhall Community Land Initiative shares her three top tips for launching a ...

Can our main political parties get behind community businesses?

Our CEO, Vidhya Alakeson asks the question this party conference season

‘This is our building and we want it to work for us!’ - a first-hand account of community asset transfer

Angie Wright shares with us her experience of taking the Braunstone Grove into community hands.

Why investors should choose community-led housing

Ahead of her talk at the FT's Investment for Good conference, Vidhya Alakeson sets out the case for ...

Three steps to work more closely with communities

Our CEO, Vidhya Alakeson highlights how we can work closer with communities this Communities Week

Community-led social care: A long term solution

What role can community business play in delivering sustainable social care?

Power Up Bristol: Talkin' Power, Perception & Professionalism

A review of the Power Up! grantee event for community businesses.

The Civil Society Strategy – what will it mean for you?

What the Civil Society Strategy will mean for community businesses.

Make the case for community business in the rural economy

Submit your evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on the rural economy!

Launching the first BME community business toolkit

A new toolkit to meet the challenges of BME-led community organisations.

Community-led Housing: the beginning of a movement

The story of a quiet revolution in housing taking place in the unexpected town of Keswick.

The case for community renewables

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced it intends to abolish subs...

Ensuring there's a future for communities

Our Research Officer, Suzanne, attended the launch of Local Trust's latest research

Death of the high street?

Why community businesses have a role to play in keeping high streets alive

Why does Power to Change support community pubs?

Our Director of Programmes explains why Power to Change is backing community-run pubs.

Why #PrideMatters to community business

Happy Pride from everyone at Power to Change!

Peer Power – lessons from a peer networking project

Jodie Giles from community energy business Regen explains her four lessons from peer networking

Power to Change invested £23 million in community businesses in 2017

Today we are publishing our 2017 annual report.

Community Business Weekend 2018 attracts over 17,000 visitors

With 225 events held, a massive 55% increase from last year, more people are finding out how they ca...

Raise a Glass to Community Pubs

Raise a glass and say #CheersToBeer this Beer Day at your local community pub!

Tips for young community businesses

Useful dos and don’ts for community businesses who are starting out.

A vision for the future of community business – what you said

A consortium of organisations has been working with community businesses to define a positive, inspi...

Community business: the future of the Church of England?

There is money to be made from all that heritage, reflects our Director of Communications and Partne...

How community-led health can go mainstream

How can we make people-powered health the mainstream? Vidhya Alakeson explores...

Learning to let go – the case for community control

A podcast exploring some of the ways local people have taken local power by running community busine...

Save lives, save money, save time and get real...

The benefits of communities taking responsibility for their health and wellbeing

How to change power in health?

How can we change power dynamics in the health sector? Halima Khan explores...

LALA Land?

Do community businesses need a stronger relationship with councils?

What is Community Business Weekend and how can I take part?

Join 500 community businesses in England to celebrate community business

Gorgeous Goulash gets GCDA on the menu

Delicious meals with a social justice purpose

Community businesses can step in where Carillion fears to tread

Human interaction and emotion will be key to moving beyond a corporate capitalism.

Are you a community business leader?

Why people get involved with community businesses

Why is Liverpool the location of the week?

Community-led housing in the spotlight

Why communities matter to the future of social care

Vidhya Alakeson looks at the role of communities in creating social infrastructure for a stronger #s...

Now we are three

On the occasion of their third birthday, Vidhya Alakeson reflects on the three things she has been m...

Above all, breathe.

Tips learnt from the Wavelength Conference which all community business leaders should aim to rememb...

A community energy hat-trick

Community energy groups cleaned up at the Green Energy Awards 2017.

Hope for Housing

Highlights from the first ever community-led housing conference

The birth of the tiny house movement in Bristol

More and more people are opting for tiny homes with lower-running costs, lower ecological footprint ...

Over 30 years of community-led housing in Hull

Local people building their own homes and reinvesting profits into local training and employment.

12 questions to explore community accountability

What questions should we be asking about community accountability?

How SITR could cause more of a stir

Ged Devlin reflects on the SITR stats

Land and data for the common good

How can civic trusts help to reform data governance, 800 years after the Charter of the Forest.

'The best networks are like family': The value of community business networks

Bill Graham shares why he values local, city-wide and national community business networks.

Travel through time at Locality Convention ‘17 with the launch of ‘A History of Community Business’

For the third year in a row, Power to Change are sponsoring the Locality Convention

What is benchmarking... and why should we care?

We benchmark all the time. It is just that we tend not to call it that.

What is a weekend?

Last weekend saw 200+ community business opened their doors for #CBwkd17

Warm words and concrete policy

Party conference season is a good time to take the temperature of what different parties are thinkin...

How to support work/life balance for part-time workers

Part-time workers have different needs. It's important for organisations to support them.

'Tooling up' to address the housing crisis

What do communities need if they are to build their own homes?

Barnstorms – what community businesses can learn from political campaigning

What do the Labour party, Bernie Sanders and The Bristol Cable, a community-owned newspaper, have in...

Top 5 tips for window art: Why all community businesses should be doing it

Why doodling on your windows is a trick not to miss for community businesses

How funding rejection can motivate success

Bill Graham reflects on his own successful and unsuccessful moments as the leader of a community bus...

9 tips to put your community business on the map

9 tips, gleaned from community businesses themselves, to get yourself on the map.

Opening up our data

Why Power to Change is opening up its grants data

'More importantly we were smiling’: how volunteering at my local community business supported me as a trans-woman

Victoria shares her experience coming out and the support on offer at her local community business

Known knowns in social investment

We need better data on social investment – and we need to make better use of what we have.

After the NHS – a CHS?

A new social care system is a prize worth fighting for

Making a reality of the 'shared society'

Is Theresa May prepared to give away power?

Community housing: More than a stair-cleaning rota

People want good homes in the areas they love. Communities can lead the way.

Night thoughts on members

We want to be able to set out the principles for meaningful involvement of members.

What is up for grabs at the General Election?

Politicians are in election mode. We must tell them what we care about

3 tips for community decision making

Tips and tools from social movement makers at Marmalade '17

Flaunting your assets

Public assets are on the frontline when we decide what we want our communities to look like

Five ways you can change where you live for the better

How to join people all over the country who are stepping up to help their communities

Nuns, courtesans and the funding of community business

Power to Change explores community shares and the long history of social lending

After the budget: What next for our towns and neighbourhoods?

It is time for the government to change its role in local communities

Why shared society is exactly what we need

More and more it is up to community businesses and voluntary organisations to deliver social change...

Meaning business – Power to Change turns two

Community businesses give back control to local people

Alternative routes to improving mental health

How community business supports mental wellbeing