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.
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...
What is Community Business Weekend and how can I take part?
Join 500 community businesses in England to celebrate community business
Community businesses can step in where Carillion fears to tread
Human interaction and emotion will be key to moving beyond a corporate capitalism.
What are the differences between community businesses in England, the Netherlands and Sweden?
A comparative study of community businesses
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...
How councils could support more intergenerational households through community-led housing
Community-led housing can bring so many benefits
Above all, breathe.
Tips learnt from the Wavelength Conference which all community business leaders should aim to rememb...
What do you buy a community activist or social entrepreneur for Christmas?
The history of community business, of course.
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.
Budget 2017: Getting the economy moving means shifting power to local neighbourhoods
Why we need Localism to get the economy moving
12 questions to explore community accountability
What questions should we be asking about community accountability?
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.
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.
'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.
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
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...