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.

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.

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.

Case study

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.

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.

Case study

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.

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.

Case study

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.

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.

Case study

Community Shops

Hallbankgate Hub

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

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.

Case study

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.

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.

Case study

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.

Case study

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.

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.

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.

Case study

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

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

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.

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.

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. We also awarded £74,580 to go into 'Holdforth Place' to build 8-12 affordable homes.

Case study

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.

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

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.

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

Safe Regeneration

SAFE Regeneration deliver a range of local, national and international services, such as business enterprise support, business units and artist studios, community and and heritage projects, information, advice and guidance to individuals in employment, training, and volunteering.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Community Housing

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. We invested £65,765 to refurbish and improve the layout of the centre. We also invested £88,635 towards Glencoyne Square Regeneration Project, a master plan town centre regeneration leading to a housing project of 20 affordable rented flats for young and elderly people.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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 share and resources to the local community and people working in childcare. We gave a grant of £57,108 to help raise awareness of their services, form meaningful partnerships and find additional sources of income.

Sports and Leisure

Tiber Community Building

Based in Toxteth's culturally diverse Lodge Lane, Tiber works to ensure that the local community, especially young people are provided with opportunities to bring positive change to their own lives. We granted £350,000 towards the construction of a world class sports facilities that regenerates the neighbourhoods identity, its social, cultural and economic viability.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Highfield Community Association

Highfield Community Association is a community hub based in Keighley which seeks to serve its diverse community and those suffering from poverty. We granted £268,949 to extend building space within the existing indoor hall to hold a multi-use games area to replace the dilapidated outdoor area. Building an indoor facility will expand the range of services on offer to local people to include football and exercise classes.

Community Shops

Houghton and Wyton Community Shop

There has been a village shop in Houghton and Wyton since 1847, but only recently did it come under the threat of development. The local community fought to secure its future, as its a valuable resource for everyone, especially the ageing population who suffer from poor transport links. With a Power to Change investment of £300,000 towards the costs of buying the freehold and taking on the management of the Village Shop and associated Post Office services, Houghton and Wyton shop will live on.

Food and farming

Squash Nutrition

At the heart of a vibrant neighbourhood, Toxteth Food Central (TFC) is a new, pioneering community business under Squash Nutrition. It aims to be a local food hub that will house a shop, café, kitchen, garden and training space which will provide a much needed affordable cafe and meeting space for residents, as well as opportunities to gain new skills and take up apprenticeships/training. We funded them with £154,630 towards the development of the community-led sustainable food shop & café.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Ennerdale Hub

The Ennerdale Hub Limited (EHL)is a community business in Ennerdale Bridge, Cumbria, who have been at the heart of driving regeneration in their local area, reopening the village pub, and village shop in the new centre 'The Gather', which houses a café, community room and hall, information centre with showers and toilets for visitors and a recreational park. We invested £60,000 to help 'The Gather' to become financially sustainable and become the focus for rural and village regeneration.

Food and farming

Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency

Based in Greenwich, an area with health challenges linked to deprivation and unemployment. Greenwich Cooperative Development Agency are a sustainable business working to provide local people with affordable healthy meals, volunteering opportunities, and training in the kitchen. They work across borough to meet local needs, including local food stalls and cafes. We invested £140,382 towards initial start-up and staffing costs for 'Fare meals', a sustainable business that upcycles surplus food.

Food and farming

Sunderland Home Grown CIC

Sunderland Home Grown CIC are transforming a former maintenance site in Thompson Park into an operational growing and training facility for local people, providing training, employment and care support for adults with learning difficulties, disabilities and mental health issues. We invested £133,200 to create a trading garden centre with two glasshouses, two polytunnels, tools, equipment and a contribution to the running costs for the first year.

Community Shops

Stutton Community Shop

Stutton Community Shop in Suffolk is the only shop in the village and the local community rely on it for supplies but often for a chat too. Stutton is at high risk of social isolation, with a third of residents living alone. The Community Shop wanted to open a café and host social activities under one new roof, so we invested £76,302 towards the development of new permanent premises for the community shop, after temporary placement in a portakabin.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Glamis Hall for All

Glamis Hall for All, is a community centre on the Queensway Estate in Wellingborough offering meeting spaces, a sports hall and kitchen. There is a wellbeing centre for the over 50s, with transport to pick up vulnerable isolated individuals from the Borough and bring them to the day care centre. This service has been recognised by GPs as they refer local people to the centre. We invested £180,000 in replacing the aging vehicle fleet used to transport vulnerable people and add two more vehicles.

Environmental

Lincoln Area Regeneration Group

Lincoln Area Regeneration Group (LARG) is a resident-led organisation working in the Limehouse Cut area, an area with some of London’s oldest waterways can physically isolate communities and there are sometimes accidents and assaults neaby, but it is also an untapped source of employment, leisure & social opportunities. We invested £240,391 towards the installation of a Pontoon with space for 10 moorings, with the idea that rent will help regenerate the area into a safe community canalside with...

Community Pub

Antwerp Arms Association

The Antwerp Arms saved by the local community in 2015. The vision was that the pub would meet the needs of one of the most deprived parts of London. They currently offer a free lunch service, but due to outdated space and equipment they are restricted on how many people they can serve. We invested £107,000 towards the expansion of the pub and creation of a dedicated community space, which will also see employment of local community cooks and provide community spaces to people in need.

Community Shops

St Tudy Community Shop

St Tudy Community Shop in North Cornwall, is an area where public transport is virtually non-existent. The nearest supermarket, library and bank are 6 miles away and so many elderly residents rely on their local shop, which provides much more than food; a place to pick up prescriptions, a post office etc, The shop also keeps a close eye on it's residents health and safety. We invested £106,000 towards an extension creating a community hub, with a coffee bar, library and IT facilities.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Paddington Development Trust

Located in the Westbourne Ward, the Trust serves neighbouring wards of Westbourne, Queen's Park, Harrow Road and Church Street. Social isolation, poor health and low levels of skills are endemic in the area but consultation has proved local people want to establish a sense of community and inter cultural understanding. St Mary Magdalene's Church is a Grade 1 listed building, which is undergoing renovation, with £259,629 we invested into making it a vibrant community space, café and arts venue.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Rotunda Ltd

Based in North Liverpool, The Rotunda is a row of Georgian houses on Mersey Street that accommodates a community nursery, alternative education for young people and adults, counselling services, a community garden and a cafe. We invested £66,259 to adapt a community green space to create the Rotunda Square Pavilion which will deliver an exciting and visible year-round outdoor venue for arts, culture and health, wellbeing activities for the local community.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

The Oxford House in Bethnal Green

The Oxford House in Bethnal Green, is a historic community building that acts as a hub, with 30 social businesses under its roof on top of workspaces and gallery space. Bethnal Green faces challenges of multiple deprivation and a rapidly growing population, but it aims to bring opportunities to everyone and increase community cohesion. We invested £264,474 towards refurbishing the Grade II listed building to create a new café, welcome area and events space with jobs and training opportunities.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Future Regeneration of Grangetown

Grangetown in Middlesborough is ranked 12/7934 wards for deprivation in England. Therefore to create opportunities, the Regernation of Grangetown want to open a community hub providing: Childcare, a café, arts and crafts, theatre, wellbeing classes, IT suite and space for four businesses, amongst other things. The breadth of activities will reduce unemployment through job creation across the hub. We invested £292,863 to establish the hub offering residential, retail and community facilities.

Community Transport

Clowne and District Community Transport

Clowne and District Community Transport want to be able to provide transport for all in their local community, whether that be school trips, family outings, isolated individuals to events. However they are in need of another coach to provide for grandparents to take their grandchildren out in the summer holidays. A service development worker is needed to actively engage and increase the number of groups using the coach services, therefore we invested £20,000 towards salary costs for this role.

Community Shops

The Debt Advice Network

The Debt Advice Network in Cheshire, alongside a team of volunteers in Ellesmere Port, are addressing the food poverty issues faced in their local area, by opening a not-for-profit Community Shop providing food which would be otherwise destined for landfill, and support for local residents. The shop will operate on a club membership basis which will build over the first years of trading. We invested £86,050 towards salary costs for 'The Ellesmere Port Food Partnership'.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

The Kennington Association

The Kennington Association is a community-led charity that brings local people together. In 2013 supported by hundreds of concerned families, they began managing Lollard Street Adventure Playground on the deprived Ethelred Estate. We invested £274,510 to replace the aging children's adventure playground, which will also provide office space, quiet play provision and space for older children to undertake their own initiatives. We also invested towards a Centre Manager and a Finance Worker.

Health and Social Care

The Bromley by Bow Centre

The Bromley by Bow Centre based in Bromley North, an area which suffers from deprivation and life expectancy is far lower than the national average. The centre offers local people an integrated community and health centre, promoting wellbeing through different services and social prescribing. We invested £295,994 towards the remodelling the building Centre and some staffing processes to remove the separation between Health Centre and the rest of the centre.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Buzz Lockleaze

A café, shop, shared workspace and community garden in Lockleaze - an area of high deprivation in North Bristol, providing healthy food, café space, employability support, start up grants, work spaces etc for the local community, community garden. Buzz Lockleaze received a £10,000 grant through our Trade Up programme, run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs, to help broaden their offer and develop an open training kitchen.

Craft, industry and production

Black Sheep Collective CIC

This artists collective in Wolverton area of Milton Keynes provides a coffee shop and community hub, for a wide range of groups including dementia café, youth group with graffiti artist, art groups. Also runs suspended coffee and collections for homeless, gives small grants and has wider educational remit with young people in Milton Keynes and employment and development of community art. We invested £10,000 in Black Sheep Collective CIC through our Trade Up programme.

Craft, industry and production

Hill Station Community Café

Café set up through community bond and community sweat! Vibrant and energetic community café acting under the umbrella of Bold Vision, a set of projects working together for the New Cross Telegraph Hill area, already running a wide variety of activities and events. We awarded Hill Station a £10,000 grant through our Trade Up programme to help them expand training, pop up restaurants and local crafters cooperative shop.

Public land management

Friends of Hardie Park

Friends of Hardie Park was set up to counter vandalism in Hardie Park in Thurrock, Essex. It includes a café, park equipment, skate park, events, community activities and groups, forest school etc. They offer a 12 week volunteering programme for adults suffering from mental health issues and introduce them to local groups like Men in Sheds. We awarded them a £10,000 Trade Up grant to increase their earnings.

Other

Do Little Solutions CIC

Do Little Solutions CIC is a locally based event management company in Tower Hamlets, providing employment for young unemployed people through local large community events and festivals and smaller private contracts. We awarded them a £10,000 grant through our Trade Up programme so they can expand and deliver community research.

Other

Stanley Events

This events management company initially set up to run community events by and for people of Stanley, an ex-mining community in Durham. Stanley Events has grown to manage a football centre, and provide a wide range of training and employment opportunities to local people. We awarded them a £10,000 grant and leadership training through our Trade Up programme so they can expand by taking on more contracts for other local towns, to enable them to offer more employment to local people.

Community Shops

Toast Love Coffee

Community Café at The Ark Youth Centre in Harehills, serving largely refugee and migrant population in a very deprived estate. Run by volunteers and uses junk food, Trade is on pay as you feel basis, so is affordable for all. We awarded them a £10,000 grant and leadership development to increase their earnings through the Trade Up programme.

Health and Social Care

Go Geronimo CIC

Go Geronimo is a community centre providing a green gym, family allotments, sports activities for kids and a plant nursery, serving communities and surrounding villages between Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. Run by local people it has the intention to become community owned business. Power to Change awarded Go Geronimo a £10,000 and leadership support through the Trade Up programme to help them develop plans to provide alternative education, supported employment and more.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Riverside House

We awarded a £10,000 grant and leadership development through the Trade Up programme to help this community in Stourbridge, Dudley, with their ambitious project to restore Riverside House and surrounding land. The new.community hub will initially provide work based training opportunities for people with additional needs from the area, and then a café, art and environmental facilities for the local community.

Food and farming

Forty Hall Community Vineyard

As well as operating as a local, sustainable vineyard and a small not-for profit business, Forty Hall Community Vineyard offers opportunities for safe, supported volunteering, learning and skills development. Anyone can volunteer, including people with mental health support needs, long-term unemployed, or locals from deprived or excluded communities in Enfield. We supported Forty Hall Community Vineyard develop their earning potential through a £10,000 Trade Up grant.

Community Shops

The Bristol Bike Project

Run by the community, The Bristol Bike Project offers everything from bike repair, maintenance services and workshops. They also run an earn-a-bike scheme, where vulnerable and marginalised adults are taught mechanic skills, rebuild a bike and then keep it. Power to Change supported the Bristol Bike Project with a £10,000 grant through our Trade Up programme to develop business plans and increase their sustainability.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Aspire Ryde

Aspire Ryde was set up to re-purpose & develop a redundant church building into a much-needed community centre. A space was formed to become a hub for a range of voluntary sector and social organisations. We awarded Aspire Ryde a £10,000 Trade Up grant and development support.  It has moved on with the plan pretty quickly and is now a thriving community business. it has a cafe and runs and hosts a wide variety of community activities.

Community Support Service

Wylye Coyotes Afterschool Club CIC

Set up in 2005, as an afterschool club providing local people with employment and childcare, Wylye Coyotes is based in the Wylye Valley in Wiltshire, an area of fairly high but hidden deprivation - there are a lot of single, unemployed parents, a large housing estate and a large number of army families in the area. Wylye Coyotes provide volunteering and employment opportunities to unemployed people and now have a community centre, older persons club, a youth centre and more. With help from a £10...

Environmental

Bee Urban

Originally a small group of local volunteers, Bee Urban incorporated in 2013 o ensure that the local community has access to bio diverse green spaces in which they can fully engage. Now has 30 local volunteers and 20 sessional staff who are local. They run a range of activities from bike workshops, gardening, crafts, open days, and bee keeping courses and work with the probation service, youth offending teams, schools, etc . We awarded them a £10,000 Trade Up grant to support their development.

Community Support Service

Hour Community

Originally set up by the Rotary Club of Framlingham, HOUR Community connects local people with an hour to spare with local residents who need help at home with jobs such as gardening, DIY, shopping, dog walking etc. They also provide hospital transport for local residents, a dementia befriending service, and free smoke alarm fitting and testing. A £10,000 Trade Up grant from Power to Change is helping them develop.

Community Shops

Stoneham Bakehouse CIC

Stoneham Bakehouse is a community supported bakery – bread is baked by local people, for local people and profits are reinvested locally. They offer breadmaking courses which helps improve people’s wellbeing, connect and develop new skills. A £10,000 Trade Up grant will help them develop into a baking hub.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Lordship EcoHub Cooperative

Lordship Ecohub is based in a park in North Tottenham bordered by Victorian houses of two estates. It has a café, offers various classes, hosts community activities and festivals. It is well supported and raised 18k with crowdfunding to get started. It has 300 members who have paid £1. Activities are generated from consultation with the local community. We awarded Lordship Ecohub £10,000 Trade Up grant to develop their business.

Craft, industry and production

Newcastle Wood Recycling CIC

Newcastle Wood Recycling is based in the Walker riverside ward in the east end of Newcastle. The wood yard houses a wood recyling centre, a shop and café. With the help of a £10,000 Trade Up grant, they will set up a second woodyard with a wood workshop, print workshop and further storage for wood.

Community Shops

The London Bike Kitchen

Based in Shoreditch, an area in the top 10% of IMD, the London Bike Kitchen has a community bike shop offering local residents, including women and gender variant, and community groups bike maintenance workshops. With a £10,000 Trade Up grant from Power to Change, they are setting up a second bike shop to subsidise the community bike shop and activities for their 2000 members.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

LALGRA

With support from over 250 members from over 180 households, LALGRA is a valuable community venue and bar for the residents of the Longmore Gardens estate in Pimlico. It offers everything from wheelchair dancing, mother and baby clubs, a community choir, sewing classes, senior coffee mornings, tai chi, youth groups and anything else the community needs and wants. A £10,000 Trade Up grant is helping them develop their business.

Health and Social Care

Sensoriel CIC

Sensoriel run a sensory hub with a community room and café in Wigan to provide multi sensory services for people with a range of needs, including dementia sufferers, young children with SEND. We awarded them a £10,000 Trade Up grant to extend opening hours, open a second sensory room and increase the usage of their cafe space.

Community Shops

Hulme Community Garden Centre

Around 100 volunteers help run Hulme Community Garden Centre each week by working in their café, maintaining their community gardens, and woodworking while learning valuable skills. They also work with schools to support the curriculum and offer garden consultation. We awarded them a £10,000 Trade Up grant to help them develop.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Space at Hare Hill House

Space at historic Harehill House serves the Littleborough community and aims to build local resilience. Another building is currently being renovated in stages with spaces being let to tenants. 86% of turnover is from rental income with plans to increase this as newly renovated space becomes available. A £10,000 Trade Up grant is helping them develop.

Tourism, Heritage, Arts and Culture

Southport Contemporary Arts

Southport Community Arts hub enables greater creative participation opportunities to the residents of Southport. They generate income through gallery exhibitions and sales, grants, studio hire, classes and membership fees. We are supporting their plans to increase trade with a £10,000 Trade Up grant by expanding workshop space and therefore classes and participant numbers.

Health and Social Care

Tunza's Pride

Tunza works to enhance the lives of vulnerable children and young people as well as families in St Helens. The Tunza Centre is a family hub which provides a range of wellbeing and social activities at affordable rates. With a £10,000 Trade Up grant from Power to Change, Tunza will extend their opening hours to increase commercial bookings and evening trade as well introduce a community garden.

Tourism, Heritage, Arts and Culture

The Exchange Creative Community CIC

A community-driven creative hub that uses art and creativity as a means to grow community wellbeing, aspiration and enterprise, based in the heart of Morecambe's West End. Their art activities have brought local people together and are so popular they are moving into bigger premises. We awarded them a £10,000 Trade Up grant to extend their bar/cafe, increase the space of their studios for hire and workshops, and increase their gift shop and gallery to double their sales.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Green Elephant Cooperative

The Green Elephant Cooperative is based in Halton Mill, a low-carbon mix of buildings. The cooperative offers coworking spaces, offices and studios for hire, a community workshop and craft space, and a café for tenants, local residents from the nearby cohousing development, and local people. We awarded them a £10,000 Trade Up grant to help increase rental income by introducing a commercial programme of events such as environmental/green conferences and away days.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Bee Wirral

BEE Wirral is a community centre based in Birkenhead which provides vital services for children, families and the local community. Local service users inform the direction and activities of the business. We awarded BEE Wirral a £10,000 Trade Up grant to increase their trade through private events, early years provision and pop up creches to become less grant reliant.

Community Housing

Chichester Community Development Trust

Chichester Community Development Trust manages and maintains several community buildings, including a Grade II listed chapel, a community hall, a water tower hired out as offices, and an eco lodge. They deliver training programmes, particularly among NEETs. We awarded them a £10,000 Trade Up grant to help them increase earnings through new spaces like a community garden, restoring the old Chapel, taking on two parks and sport pitches for community use, and enterprise studios.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Stour Space

Stour Space is a socially minded organisation that offers exhibition, performance and studio space for the development of creative enterprises. Stour Space endeavours to support and promote the value of creative enterprise and public innovation to people of all abilities and experiences. We awarded them a grant of £144,300 to upgrade community hub facilities and invest in the expansion of trading activities within the areas of social and economic deprivation.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Charles Burrell Centre

Charles Burrell Centre Limited is a non-profit organisation founded in 2015. As a community benefit society providing facilities such as a library and playing field, the organisation runs the centre in Thetford, Norfolk. We awarded them a grant of £112,500 to transform the unused space in an old school building into a rentable area for the community to help tackle issues such as skills development and social isolation.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Ardagh Community Trust

Ardagh Community Trust (ACT) is a charity established in 2017 to develop sustainable plans for the regeneration of the Ardagh site for the benefit of the local and wider community. ACT is managed by a board of Trustees who are local volunteers, and works in partnership with Bristol City Council, who own the Ardagh site. We awarded a grant of £169,762 towards their plans to provide a high quality, sustainable community and sports facility for the local people.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Millfields Community Economic Development Trust CIC

Millfields Trust was set up to enable local people to contribute and manage the regeneration of the Stonehouse neighbourhood in Plymouth. Employment is one of the key factors in revitalising a community and improving its long-term prospects, whilst encouraging personal development through employment and business programmes. We invested £180,420 towards the expansion of their services.

Community Transport

South Tynedale Railway Preservation Society

Set up in 1983, the local volunteers at South Tynedale Railway Preservation Society have created the largest single tourist attraction in two of the UK’s top 10% most deprived rural areas. Building on a range of employment support programmes, workforce, apprentice and work experience are offered in association with industry specialists and local colleges in the area. We invested £207,310 in support of bringing economic prosperity to isolated communities.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

The Kennington Association Ltd

The Kennington Association is a community organisation created to facilitate co-operation, communication, recreation and enthusiasm within the neighbourhood. In order to measure impact, they ensure that all their activities are planned with positive outcomes and indicators. We awarded them a grant of £274,510 to support the Lollard Street adventure playground in Lambeth, create office space for the local people, and provide sufficient space for older children to undertake their own initiatives.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Centre West (Newcastle)

Centre West (Newcastle) is a charitable company with a community vision to give residents the opportunity to voice their opinions regarding issues within the community such as employment, education and safety in the surrounding areas. The local people are at the heart of their work, with most of their trustees being local residents. We awarded them with a grant of £16,000 towards fees for a lease agreement with their local council regarding a local community swimming and leisure centre.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Acts of Random Caring CIC

Gatis Community Space is run by Acts of Random Caring CIC - a group of committed local volunteers who want to bring together the Whitmore Reans area of Wolverhamption, by providing an adventure playground with large outdoor play area, woodland area, water play area and a community building with café. We awarded them with a grant of £116,573 to take over the running of a council owned ex-adventure playground area and rebuild the community in a disadvantaged part of Wolverhampton.

Community Housing

Ambition Lawrence Weston

Due to insufficient housing in Lawrence Weston, and a need for better 1 bed and family homes. We invested £65,000 into 'Artsy Close', to create 40 affordable rented and shared ownership homes. With Ambition Lawrence Weston developing their own housing association to manage the properties.

Community Housing

Bristol Community Land Trust

We invested £87,500 towards creating 49 affordable home in Lockleaze. The development will offer a mif ox family homes and apartment to match the housing needs within Bristol. 24 of these homes will be socially rented,and will be managed for Bristol CLT by the United Communities HA.

Community Housing

Calderdale Community Land Trust

We invested £21,500 towards a project which aims to bring new housing back to the High Street in Hebden Bridge. This project aims to create 23 homes for young people and young families who would otherwise have to move away from the area to find affordable accommodation.

Community Housing

Inspired Neighbourhoods CIC

We awarded a grant of £65,000 towards the Greenwood Centre to help create 40 assisted living units, 10 general needs, 2 special needs bungalows, and 8 bed release flats for convalescence post-hospital treatment. Inspired Neighbourhoods vision is for an inclusive, just and prosperous district for all in Bradford and lead on regeneration and neighbourhood management in the area.

Community Housing

YorSpace

We awarded a £30,000 grant to YorSpace to help create 19 new co-op homes at affordable pricing. There are further sites under review for development, which are all also environmentally friendly.

Community Housing

Ecomotive Ltd

We awarded a £90,000 grant to develop and set up a Hub, in collaboration with Bristol CLT, Knowle West Media Centre and Vivid Regeneration, to help make more people-led housing projects happen in and around the city.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Station House Community Connections

We awarded £582,762 to help refurbish the station house building and provide vital facilities to promote local community development, social and business networking and access to high-speed broadband.

Food and farming

Permafuture Agroecology Ltd.

We awarded £14,995 through the Bright Ideas programme so Permafuture could constitute itself as a co-operative business and develop an income stream from its vegetable box scheme.

Community Shops

Kitty’s Launderette

We awarded £14,968 through the Bright Ideas business development programme for Kitty’s Launderette to develop their idea for an inclusive arts space, launderette and community hub into a sustainable, co-operative business model.

Community Shops

Hampstead Norreys Community Shop

We awarded £188,820 which will enable the community shop to improve its retail offering and expand its café. These changes will allow more revenue to be generated and help the business achieve long-term sustainability

Community Pub

The New Inn

We awarded £52,000 to open a community pub which offers much more than a pub, becoming a space for community activities and services which promote social cohesion and citizenship.

Community Housing

St Ann’s Redevelopment Trust (StART)

We awarded £14,933 from the Bright Ideas Fund so StART could use the grant to develop its business plan, revise its financial model, improve its accountability to the community and produce a brochure for investors. The housing development helps meet the needs of local people faced with a severe housing crisis in London by providing housing at a third of median wages in Haringey.

Multi-Use Facility / Managed Workspace

Florence Institute Trust

We awarded £140,500 to help restore the building and continue delivering learning programmes in education and training opportunities for local disadvantaged groups. The Florrie aims to make a real difference by creating employment and training opportunities for local people and providing a space for social development, all free of charge, tackling disadvantage and lack of skills and opportunity in Liverpool.

Food and farming

Forty Hall Vineyard

We awarded £10,000 to help sustain the services they provide for the local community and enhance work efficiency by hiring skilled staff. The biggest commercial vineyard in London since the Middle Ages, Forty Hall is run for and by the local community, on the 170-acre Forty Hall Farm site, which includes community orchard, market garden, forest garden and rears animals.

Community Pub

Craufurd Arms Pub

We awarded a £50,000 grant and loan finance worth £70,000 through the More than a Pub programme. This helped The Craufurd Arms Society to purchase their pub, carry out essential renovations, and provide community resource for local people. The Craufurd is an important hub for many community groups; a support group for the parents of autistic children and the ‘Maidenhead Memories’ elders’ group. The new café extends the pubs’ opening hours and increases time for social interactions

Tourism, Heritage, Arts and Culture

Viva Arts and Community Group

We awarded £220,000 to help purchase and refurbish a 19th century mill as a community hub for creative and artistic activities. Viva Arts has a range of cultural activities that improve social cohesion, tackling isolation amongst the elderly and young people who are less socially mobile.

Health and Social Care

Hour Community

We awarded £10,000 to go towards hiring more staff in order to help run the business more efficiently and relieve other staff members of work pressures. Hour Community is a fully-fledged business, supporting the elderly residents, and those with physical and mental health issues and disabilities in and around this small Suffolk market town, and the nine villages surrounding it. They provide home services and odd-jobs to local people by linking to those in need, run a community bus service and ho...

Community hub

Energy

Gawcott Fields Community Solar Project C.I.C.

Gawcott Fields Community Solar (GFCS) is a community owned renewables asset based in Buckinghamshire aiming to generate low carbon electricity and income to help fund local community organisations and projects, including energy and fuel poverty initiatives. The grant will cover the shortfall in community payments in the initial years of the scheme as a result of the necessary changes to the capital structure (the grant will cover the amount which would be diverted as a result of taking on the ...

Environment or nature

Friends of the Earth Birmingham Limited

Community Shares scheme to help with capital costs to transform former Victorian warehouse into a super energy efficient and accessible community building.

Community hub

Art Centre or facility

Arts centre or facility

Community hub

Beverley Cherry Tree Community Centre

Contribution to refurbishment works within the Community Centre to include new flooring, toilet upgrade and upgrade to the children?s play areas (Centre exists to advance education and to provide facilities in the interest of social welfare for recreation and leisure time occupation with the objective of improving the quality of life of the inhabitants of the town of Beverley).

business support or education

business support or education

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Transport

Community Pub

Community hub

Community hub

The Friends of Kensal Rise Library

Refurbishment of disused library and event space which was rescued through community campaigning activity who have been running pop up library services.

Community hub

business support or education

Community hub

care or wellbeing

Food catering or production (incl. farming)

business support or education

business support or education

Sports and Leisure

Community hub

Community hub

Frome Cheese and Grain

Media Training and Performing Arts Hub @ the Frome Cheese and Grain,

Housing

Brixton Green

Brixton Green?s Somerleyton Trust to own and manage, cooperatively by the local community, 304 mixed income rented flats and community uses.

business support or education

Transport

Bristol Community Ferry Boats Ltd

Bristol Ferry Fleet Project will commission an electric boat to achieve sustainability & develop training & community out-reach programmes.

Community hub

care or wellbeing

B Active N B Fit Community Interest Company

Undertake capital refurbishments to transform a derelict building in Hendon into a thriving community asset trading as a Social Retreat.

Community Pub

Housing

care or wellbeing

The Befriending Scheme

Develop a business plan for a community care farm in Sudbury

Community hub

care or wellbeing

Community hub

Hive

Develop a business plan and proposed activities for taking on former church premises to be run as a community hub with broad community impact

care or wellbeing

ActivLives

Growth of horticultural services activities to become a community business, developing business plan and building relationships to enhance sustainability

Community hub

Community Pub

The railway Inn (Yorton) Community Venture Limited

The Railway Inn is a pub with a unique, traditional character and a long legacy having been run by a succession of ladies from the one local family since 1937. We would aim to reopen a private room to encourage the return of a significant proportion of the local groups and societies which once met at the pub. Also central to making the small premises viable is the Our ideas will be further informed by the questionnaire which is now being finalised for distribution, this will be going to 450 addr...

Community Pub

Redgrave CBS

Community Pub

The Black Horse, Dry Drayton

Our vision is that the community will own the pub and the listed historic building (dating from the 1700's) will once again be a social hub for the village, catering for all parts of the community, with, for example: Good simple food and drink at a fair price, A comfortable garden with a family-friendly play area, Events e.g. themed food nights, live music, catering for local wakes, and so on. From our survey, we found that there is also significant demand to incorporate a small community shop c...

Community Pub

The White Horse, Rogate

Our vision is that the community will own the pub and the listed historic building (dating from the 1700's) will once again be a social hub for the village, catering for all parts of the community, with, for example: Good simple food and drink at a fair price, A comfortable garden with a family-friendly play area, Events e.g. themed food nights, live music, catering for local wakes, and so on. From our survey, we found that there is also significant demand to incorporate a small community shop c...

Community hub

The Welland Pheasant

Community hub

Community hub

Community Pub

Dorchester Community Society

The priority is to avoid the pub closing down and to put it on a long term sustainable financial basis, financed and supported by the community. It is differentiated from the two hotels in Dorchester in appealing to a wider population sector, notably the more disadvantaged, extending to Berinsfield, our nearest neighbouring village with a sizeable disadvantaged group, whose only pub has just closed. The plan is to build on this to ensure the pub acts as complementary to rather than in competitio...

Foresight (North East Lincolnshire) Ltd

Foresight are taking on the loan & grant to help incubate the asset transfer of a building, formerly a local authority library which was closed for over eighteen months and it was at the behest of community members not wanting to lose the community facility that our group was formed to become lease holders of the facility to begin developing a sustainable and thriving community hub. The building (Hub) is totally operated and managed by the Voluntary board of Trustees of Scartho Hub CIO. The boa...

Community Pub

Birkdale Community Hub (The Blundell Arms Community Pub)

Our priorities are to reopen the pub and function room then work towards establishing a dementia cafe and microbrewery, with plans to install artificial football pitches in the area at the rear of the pub but, ultimately, the services we provide will driven by consultation with our members and the wider community. We receive suggestions all the time but understand that the services we chose to provide must be sustainable. Following an incident of youth disorder outside the closed pub in June 20...

Community Pub

The Crown, South Moreton

The Crown is our village's last community asset, having lost the our post office and general store in recent years. The Steering Committee wishes to encourage the re-opening of the pub (for provision of real ales, food etc., as a 'free house') plus offering locally-sourced produce for sale, an internet cafe and workshop for those elderly or infirm or without internet access; and coffee mornings for local mothers who drop heir children off at the local school. South Moreton has a mix of low-cost ...

Community Pub

Raglan Community Hub

Our ambition is to buy and re-open our local pub, the Lord Raglan, and to restore it to is former glory: a welcoming and vibrant place where the local community and those from further afield can meet, socialise and enjoy warm hospitality with real ales and good food. Our vision is to combine a traditional pub with a village hall and community cafe, to create a community hub which will promote community cohesion and tackle issues of loneliness, rural isolation and economic deprivation. We plan to...

business support or education

Institute for Voluntary Action Research

Delivery of a partnership research project on place-based funding approaches

Income or financial inclusion

Storeroom 2010

Grant alongside loan from SASC to SASC to support Storeroom2010 to purchase its current warehouse where it stores and sells furniture, and to develop key corporate partnerships. The building is adjacent to their Storeroom Education premises. With a paucity of appropriate buildings on the island out of which Storeroom could deliver its furniture business, SASC has helped Storeroom to buy their building and work towards securing their future. SASC?s investment, alongside a grant from our Power ...

Community Pub

Sport & leisure

Hilsea Lido Pool for the People Trust

A large lido in Hilsea, Portsmouth. A historic site that was run down and closed in 2008. Lots of physical work has been done have now run 3 seasons. Looking to become sustainable community business. A relatively deprived are (lowest 30% LSOA), with a lack of community focus Whole area has been improved by this project.

Community hub

Community hub

care or wellbeing

Horton Community Farm Coop Ltd

Horton Community Farm Cooperative Ltd - an 'inspirational permaculture centre for food growing and community resilience'. Incorporated in 2012 HCF has a multi-functional site which offers the following 5 strands of work; education, volunteering, wildlife, therapy and food growing. It has almost 100 volunteers and are in the process of moving away from predominently grant based income towards increasing their earned income via growing projects and sale of goods. They are seeking guidance and su...

Community Pub

Humantics

Humantics CIC - manages The Forum in Darlington which is a creative arts events space. Humantics also deliver support whilst renting out space. Building owned by the council - rent free for 10 years. Broad range of activiites/events engaging with a broad demographic in the area.

Food catering or production (incl. farming)

Community Pub

Kennerleigh and District Community Stores

Following retirement of previous owners of the village stores, the community purchased the shop with the aim to service the local community. The shop provides daily provisions, a Post Office and a community hub element based in Kennerleigh, Devon (50% least deprived). They plan to increase trade through increasing opening hours and increased sales.

Food catering or production (incl. farming)

Art Centre or facility

Artz for All CIC

Artz for All CIC - Based in Skelmersdale and has been delivering community arts activities since 2014. Tackling community and social issues through the medium of Arts, including drama, dance, singing and performing arts. 260 young people currently attend arts related events/workshops each week. It also works on projects involving the elderly and adults above 21. Predominantly working with young people at the moment (Skelmersdale has a greater proportion of children under 15 than elsewhere in We...

Community Pub

Bevendean Community Pub Ltd

?More than a Pub? project in deprived area of Brighton ? Very active community engagement and wide range of social activities reaching out to disadvantaged members of the community. Strong commitment to reaching further to support community development. Increased trading through launch of own "beer",

Food catering or production (incl. farming)

Birtley Community Association

Food catering or production (incl. farming)

Bosavern Community Enterprises

Community farm in Cornwall with the principal aim of helping to support the local community through horticultural production, the marketing of local food produce, local education and employment and volunteering opportunities. Servies St Just, Britains most westerly town that whilst IMD of 50% most deprived area with surrounding areas of 30% masks the remoteness of the area and the local issues of social isolation, income deprivation, fuel poverty and lack of basic services and amenities. Plan to...

care or wellbeing

Branch Out MK

Based in a community centre (York House) in Milton Keynes, this is a horticultural therapy project working with adults with severe learning disabilities, autism, special needs and mental health problems. They have also managed the centre?s large community gardens since 2014, where they grow most of their flowers and herbs for sale. They work with local groups (MIND, local toddler group, and others who use the garden) to run local surveys about how the garden is run. They have also planted a com...

Community Pub

Brixton People's Kitchen

Cafe that collects food surplus and brings people together to cook a feast to share with their neighbours. Using a kitchen bike they historically ran 1-2 events each month from Myatts Fields Park where they teach cooking skills to adults and children and provide food to the community. 10-15 people take part in the meals and 50+ eat the food only. This was seasonal. For this project they have recently found a free venue in Brixton to operate all year round. They plan to run a healthy eating cafe ...

Community hub

Caius House

A community and youth centre in Battersea, London. They work with young people mainly, but also the wider community, with classes for adults, an art gallery and space for community groups. They have a focus on education in a less formal environment. Offer activities based around media, dance, theatre, sport, and nutrition.

Sport & leisure

Carnforth Swimming Pool

Community hub

Castlehaven Horticultural Hub

A community hub in Camden with 4 acres of builds and outdoor space. They have a secure hub space, with greenhouse, 200 yards from the gardens. They offer services for older people, youth and children.

Community hub

Cedarwood Trust

Cedarwood Trust - Founded in 1980 by local residents of the Meadow Well Estate in North Tyneside, the Cedarwood Trust exists to challenge the inequalities that are experienced by residents and which cause reduced life chances and life expectancies. Programmes for children, families, elderly, environmental & food growing, urban environment, lunch clubs, activity sessions etc. Relocated to new premises in 2016 and building new services to continue to expand it?s provision to early years and elderl...

Community hub

Centre 63

Centre 63 is a Church of England Youth Centre incorporated in 1988 - providing a safe, inclusive and indiscriminate community venue in Kirkby to deliver high quality informal and community education services to children and young people/adults aged 8 ? 25 that are poorly served by their communities. Engages over 400 people a week delivering sessions (incl debt advice and counselling, sexual health, drug awareness etc) and support that lead them towards additional education, training or employmen...

Food catering or production (incl. farming)

Chill in the Community CIC

Chill in the Community CIC - opened May 2017, a Pay as you Feel cafe and community space started by 2 community minded residents looking to galvanise their community into action. Currently their informal programmes support participant?s with their personal development, building confidence, self-esteem, friendships and community ownership. Their 'free food' tables and cafe serve as a vehicle to bring the community together and discuss with volunteers community difficulties and problem solve to bu...

Community Pub

FirstBite Community Food Project CIC

Based in Winchester - Cafe, workshops and community events offer healthy eating and cooking for children and young people, older people, those in ill physical and mental health, homeless, in recovery and ex-offenders in sheltered accommodation. Cafe runs pay as you feel soup and bread using surplus foods. Also after school clubs for primary aged pupils and parents (in deprived areas). Activity and events for older people who dine alone. About to start catering arm, training people in recovery.

Environment or nature

Flourish

Flourish - established in 2013 - Established and managed by local resident volunteers on the Woodchurch estate, Wirral. Has brought back into use derelict land for community use. It provides volunteer and training opportunities for local people- horticulture, vegetable & herbs growing, bee keeping, honey production. Improving the local environment by planting fruit trees, native hedges, herbs, wildflowers. Providing low cost, sustainably sourced products for local people. Want to increase the s...

Environment or nature

Forest of Hearts

Create and manage edible gardens for good to grow and distribute a wide range of trees and edible crops, promote health and well being, enable education and volunteering and create sustainable community assets. Current projects based in Pathlow near Stratford upon Avon which is 50% least deprived. Plan to grow through traded services, team action days, renting tools and gardening.

Community Pub

Fox and Goose

The Fox and Goose is a community owned and run pub, and is a registered cooperative. - It provides additional services and space as a community hub. This is an ?in progress? community venture currently as it?s pub manager is seeking guidance and inspiration in how to increase its social community impact from the modest impact it has currently.

Community hub

Community hub

FROG

FROG - Future Regeneration of Grangetown - community based facility offering training, support, regen and enterprise initiatives for local residents. Will be fully working from new premises from Oct 2018. The new building will increase the volume and possibilities for community support and engagement ? more groups, social support advice, parties/celebrations/events, catering, trips, employment opportunities, apprenticeships etc.

Community hub

Church Fenton Community Shop

Church Fenton Community Shop - a defunct post office now taken over by the community and initially used as a local shop. It's trade up plans are to expand the services to include tea room, community garden, healthcare services e.g chiropody for the elderly etc. Rural community that was hit by the closure of an essential service and their only shop, that is now developing it's own replacement service in addition to a broader community support hub.

Sport & leisure

City of Liverpool FC

City of Liverpool FC - registered in 2015 - providing a foundation for the growth of grassroots football. They currently share a ground with Bootle FC in Sefton (an area of deprivation). They are working on getting their own site in Liverpool but this is a long process. They currently have a working group who are working with the local authority looking at 9 different sites. Have up to 500 people attend every match. Benefits include the provision of affordable leisure activities enabling improve...

Community Pub

Community Treasure Chest CIC

CTC is a recycling community hub providing affordable household items such as furniture, white goods, homeware and clothing to people in Liskeard, Cornwall in top 30% most deprived, adjacent to areas in top 10%. Plan to increase trade through enhanced sales, developing online sales and through recycling donated clothes.

Community hub

Coventry Priory CIC

Coventry Priory run the visitors centre at the priory as a community facility, providing community based business and activity opportunities including tours, kids clubs, Inspiration Club, coffee club, book club, local gifts and produce and open access for local residents. They took it over after the local council decided to close it down. Area is 40% most deprived, bordering 20% most deprived. Plan to grow through increased cafe and shop sales and increase in rental of facilities.

business support or education

Creative Computing Club CIC

A club to teach creative computing (gaming, VR, robotics, animation, coding etc) to children, young people and adults in Ipswich - Established following demand from parents and responsive to the needs of local families. Reaching out to disadvantaged groups, including children with special needs, PRU etc. Running parent child courses, as well as adult courses. They have just set up a charitable foundation with 6 local trustees to give small grants to disadvantaged children without access to IT. ...

Sport & leisure

Defiant Sports CIC

Inclusive sports club open to all, but particularly for adults and children with physical and learning disabilities. Currently working with adults with visual impairment, adults with learning difficulties and carers, sessions for children with disabilities. Plans to increase to providing sports sessions for low income families in deprived estates. The project is based in Eastbourne. Expansion is likely to be in Eastbourne, working with a broader community as demand increases from different sect...

business support or education

Falmouth and Penryn Community Radio (Source FM)

Social gains radio service delivering events and broadcasting local radio across Falmouth and Penryn and addressing the needs of local communities by providing training and information to hard to reach members of the community. Includes wards in top 10% most deprived. 360local people trained to develop broadcasting material including many with additionla needs or marginalised. Plans to raise income through events, commercial sponsorship and advertising.

reuse or recycling

Go Green Devon

Provides collection of organic compostable garden waste from households across the Teignbridge and Torbay areas of South Devon which include areas within top 10% and 20% IMD. Also provides gardening services, clearance and green waste collection, sales of gardening supplies. Plan to grow by increasing services provided and growing area of service delivery.

Art Centre or facility

Community hub

Grandad's Front Room

Grandad's Front Room CIC, based in Bognor Regis. A shop, community hub and source of support for local people and groups in various ways including free items for those on low incomes, an intergenerational community space, space for hire, meeting facilities, micro enterprise support, community group networking and facilities hire.

Environment or nature

Growing Better CIC

Growing Better CIC is a social enterprise established in 2016 that is dedicated to better mental health through growing edible produce. It comprises of an urban community farm which provides a supportive environment for residents, including people coping with mental health challenges, - and helps community cohesion, relieve social isolation, learning about our food chain, and prevent poor mental health. As well as outside growing space in Armley, it has a shipping container adapted for hydropo...

Community hub

Kindlewood CIC

Kindlewood CIC - woodland wellbeing programmes. Based at Thirsk Community Woodland but also have access to woods in York and Knaresbrough that are used for sourcing wood to ease pressure on Thirsk wood. . But their community is Thirsk. Passionate about 3 things ? environment, nature, well being and community. Really covering those three things every time ? every project. Have been working with York Mind, Turning Point (adults in substance abuse recovery), they have developed Wild Kitchen (outdoo...

Community hub

Kirkstall Valley Development Trust

Kirkstall Valley Development Trust - a Trust, owned and run by its members, in 2016. Its aim is to develop a learning and leisure park over 200 hidden acres of inner Leeds and to refurbish two heritage mills. Community engagement currently comes through events being managed out of Kirkstall Abbey until community building space is available. Some community activities to date but early stage e.g. there will be 1 community activity per month during 2018 designed to bring different sections of the c...

Community hub

LARC Development Trust

LARC was set up as a development vehicle to improve facilities and community and economic benefit for the market town of Leominster (top 20% most deprived) and it's rural hinterland. It's primary focus has been the asset transfer of Grange Court from the local authority to bring it into community ownership and for enduring community benefit as an inclusive community and enterprise hub. Whist established in 1998 Grange Court did not start trading until 2013. Plan to grow through increased room hi...

Community hub

business support or education

Little Gate Farm

A care farm in Hastings providing life and work experience for adults with learning disabilities to raise aspirations ? including coppicing, animal care. Some become volunteers, other set up their own micro businesses. Some are supported into work via intensive and supportive work placements. They also offer short break care through their holiday club for children.

Community hub

Longfield Hall Trust

A community centre in Myatt?s Fields Camberwell, Lambeth. The hall is being transferred as a community asset. Offer village hall services ? weddings, wakes, parties. 600 people use the hall each week. They have a nursery, run a programme of community classes, and following a "listening" project in 2015, are developing their programme of health and wellbeing activities and social events. Planning to reopen a historic theatre which is part of the building, with a focus on black theatre, children?...

Food catering or production (incl. farming)

Transport

Lynher River Barge CIC

The Lynher is a restored Tamar Barge that will deliver educational opportunities and activities to the communities along the Plymouth waterways including Stonehouse and Devonport in Devon - top 20% and 10% most deprived respectively. Plans to raise income through traded services to schools and other groups around education of waterways and boats plus corporate and private hire for events and parties.

business support or education

Harrogate Skills for Living

SASC helped HS4LC purchase a care home in Harrogate, Briardene. The residential care services support people 24 hours a day to lead full lives, within the local community. The grant was alongside the loan from SASC and will also contribute to helping to protect and improve the livelihoods of 26 adults with learning disabilities as well as safeguard the jobs of 35 people with the creation of 2 new additional posts. By running the care homes, HS4LC will also generate a surplus which will be reinve...

care or wellbeing

Housing

Ecomotive

Ecomotive is a social enterprise working to create a more sustainable and affordable homes and communities by supporting and enabling self build and custom build group projects.

Community hub

Redruth Revival CIC

Acquired facility in Redruth in May 2017. Have refurbished site into workspace, community led markets and small specialist retail units with on site support for start ups and growing business. The site is the historic Butter Market of Redruth and is perceived as a project that will be central to the broader community impact theme which is the ?Revival of the spirit of Redruth?. Redruth has LSOAs in the top 10% and 20% most deprived. It is a hotspot for anti-social behaviour and this centrally l...

Community hub

Salford Community Centre

Salford Community Centre is currently a project hosted by Mancunian Way (establ 2012) that will be a stand alone entity post incubation. Mancunian Way was asked to take over the running of the centre by Affinity Sutton in 2017 as it was underperforming and not meeting the needs of its residents. Local issues are around racial tension with young people ? white estate in a multi cultural area. Inner city ? unemployment, low school attainment, gang/gun crime, low life expectancy. Social Mobility ...

Community hub

Scarborough & Ryedale Community Cycling CIC

Established and run by local people who developed their business in response to the issues they were addressing during the provision of mainstream schools sports cycling sessions. A growing community business that provides supported events and opportunities that encourage people to take part in cycling activities, regardless of age, ability, gender, religion or ethnicity. Community rides, wheelchair adapted bikes, elderly cyclists, etc. Uses cycling as a medium for social interaction and cohesi...

Food catering or production (incl. farming)

School Farm CSA

School Farm is a Community Supported Agriculture project based in Dartington, Devon 40% most deprived IMD. It was set up in 2012 to provide the community with top quality vegetables, to educate people in local food and horticulture and to create sustainable livelihoods for the farmers who grow the food. Plan to increase production and range available and develop more wholesale markets.

Community hub

Community hub

Treverbyn Community Hall

Recently refurbished community hall established in 2014 providing activities and events predominantly for the residents of Stenalees and Penwithick in Cornwall, 20% most deprived communities. Extensive capital works and refurbishment achieved, now concentrating on developing sustainable income stream through lettings and hires.

Community Pub

Vocalise Bristol CIC

Creates and provides mechanisms to restore local peoples ability to communicate in Ashley Ward area of inner city Bristol (top 10% IMD). These include a magazine, online presence, community noticeboards, workshops and facilitating community planning forums.

business support or education

We Rise Limited

Coach disadvantaged young people to access a project based approach to ?paid for? work experience in Brixton, engaging employers, schools and students. In response to the changing world of work, they offer project based experience. These projects are commissioned from organisations (e.g. the Post Office, Lambeth Council), led by her and other volunteers. Rather than the model of getting unfulfilling work experience via social connections, this is practical experience and they are seeking those w...

Community hub

Community hub

West End Community Bakery

West End Community Bakery is currently a new project of West End Women and Girls Centre (registered 1987) in the significantly deprived area of Elswick, west end of Newcastle, and it will become a separate community business post incubation. , selling cakes, pies and bread to the local community and wider markets. The market has been tested. All baking has been done out to the current Centre site but an adjacent building has been identified as a potential site for a permanent bakery. Discussion...

Community hub

Wheatfen Forest School CIC

A local village based Forest School providing a broad range of activities for children, young people and parents to benefit local community. Providing range of activities from toddlers, to young people, parents, families and intergenerational support. Good plans to grow services

care or wellbeing

Winchester Radio

A community radio coming out of Winchester Hospital Radio. All about 'nudges' towards healthier lifestyles, especially aimed at over 50s. Will hope to put people in touch with and support local voluntary organisations and businesses.

Community hub

Community hub

Seaside Hub

A very new community hub/centre in the deprived Devonshire area of Eastbourne, providing a range of services and space for the local community. Launched in February 2017, it now provides a wide range of activities and services for the local community, including clubs, classes and drop in, as well as hosting training, support groups and the credit union, responding to community requests. It raises income through a mix of grant and trading (venue hire and catering) and has plans to grow these over...

Community Pub

St Lukes Cares - Dewsbury Road Charity Shop

Dewsbury Road Charity Shop is a project of St Lukes CARES (registered 2003) St Lukes CAREs is a charity that provides services to support the communities of South Leeds. Their projects incude youth work, mentoring, community nail bar, volunteering support, after schools clubs, charity shops and accredited training. The Dewsbury Road Charity Shop opened in 2013 and is a community charity shop selling donated furniture and household items. Works with trainees, volunteers and the local community. ...

Community hub

Sport & leisure

Secklow Sounds CIC

A community radio station for Milton Keynes ? Entirely run by 30 local volunteers. Was running on internet only from December 2011, but got broadcast licence for FM in May 2017 and went live in June. Strong commitment to diversity, social cohesion, addressing disadvantage, and promoting the voluntary sector.

Community Pub

Settle Community & Business Hub

Settle Community and Business Hub ? set up in 2016 originally as a community space that provided business hot-desking, local info drop ins, outreach space for local charities (e.g. substance misuse/rehab group). It is now growing as a venue for community courses,volunteering, signposting and liaising with statutory and voluntary agencies and acting as a community engagement hub. Driven by community need, they are starting community lunch sessions (and have recently been offered the opportunity...

Community hub

Art Centre or facility

Spark York CIC

Spark York CIC - a contemporary social enterprise project providing affordable spaces using recycled shipping containers for startup businesses, social enterprises and community groups (including streetfood vendors & creative artists) on a once derelict site in Picadilly. The on site cafe/bar will also provide employment and training opportunties for those currently marginalised. Planned opening launch in Spring 2018. Community/leisure/commercial.

Community hub

Squire Fields Community Centre

Took over a derelict former bowling club in Fowey and established it as a local community centre. Provides range of activities and events for the local community including cafes, Wi, scouts and guides, aerobics, slimming world etc. Whilst Fowey is stated as 50% least deprived the area has a high population of elderly residents coping with dementia, isolation and disability. In addition there are pockets of deprivation through low income and lack of rural services.

care or wellbeing

Community hub

N22 Markets

Street Markets in Bowes Road area of Haringey, with the intention of bringing communities together, reviving a failing high street, supporting local businesses and people starting up businesses, community activities. Run initially by volunteers, working with Bowes Community Association and We Love Myddleton Road residents groups - Working with 15 volunteers - now becoming more formal and have recently taken on unincorporated not for profit association, with a view to becoming a not for profit CI...

Community Pub

Natures Nutrition Wellbeing

Community health food shop offering produce and goods and health and wellbeing education in Bideford, Devon. New organisation which took over store due to close. Located in area of 40% deprivation but Bideford has other areas of 10% and 20% deprivation, issues with seasonal employment and low wages. Plan to increase stock in the shop, create dispenser stock, increase take out options and develop a fruit / veg box scheme for locals.

care or wellbeing

Neighbourworks CIC

Neighbourworks brings people together to use their time and knitting talent to raise funds for local causes through organising knitting groups. Wool on the Exe is their trading arm selling yarn, gifts and accessories. They are based in and support areas within 5 miles of Exeter City centre including those in 20% and 40% most deprived IMD.

Community hub

Nudge Community Builders

Nudge owns, creates and runs activity in disused, underused urban spaces to lead to lasting positive change and community led regeneration on Union Street in Stonehouse, Plymouth, in the top 1% most deprived communities. Plan to raise income through taking on community building through ownership and leasing and providing affordable housing, commercial and workspace for local people.

Community Pub

One Planet (Accrington)

Ethical retail shop. Registered in 2010 - Shop premises based in Hyndburn and was established as a result of a public consultation on social enterprise needs in the area. Mill town now in decline - social issues include: Health and wellbeing, Social isolation, Low income families, Lower life expectation, Low aspiration/attainment. Shop promotes ethical and fair trading as well as boosting the local economy by working with local food producers. Outreach programme works with wide range of group...

Community hub

Par Bay Community Trust

Conversion of an empty two storey building in Par to create a community hub (Cornubia) delivering support services, events and activities and employment space for the local area including Par, St Blazey and Tywardreath. Established in 2014 the charity was set up with the sole purpose of taking on the building and developing it into a community hub. They have successfully secured significant capital funding and local support and plan to trade by renting out office and workspace alongside communit...

Community Pub

business support or education

Ramsey Neighbourhood Trust

Started as a Neighbourhood Management Initiative in 2008, then became a partner in Big Local for Ramsey ? Currently provides a broad range of activities around employment support, children and youth activities, a neighbourhood newspaper and have recently began working on re-establishing the local market. Evidence at interview of increase in community market activity since RNT taken over.

Community hub

Red Brick Building

Community hub providing flexible office and artisan spaces for hire, a social hub, an entertainment and events venue, an exhibition space and a venue for a range of educational and community activities. Based in Glastonbury, Somerset. Site located in are 50% most deprived but Glastonbury centre in 10% most deprived. Plan to increase trade through additional room hire, event bookings and more diverse range of services.

Income or financial inclusion

Community hub

Sutton Hill Community Trust

The trust was established to manage Sutton Hill Community centre after the local authority proposed shutting it down. They provide community based services and activities for the people of Sutton Hill, a housing estate and ward on the outskirts of Telford, and the surrounding area. Sutton hill is the first housing estate built in Telford around 50 years ago and home to c40k residents. Sutton Hill is within the 20% most deprived communities and right on the border with a part of the same ward in ...

care or wellbeing

Synergy Creative Community CIC

A place for creativity, inclusion and peer supported recovery. Mental health user-led and run community org offering a peer support volunteer programme to empower, build confidence and help people into training, education etc. Meetings, workshops, art and music sessions and meditation on offer. Food project. Link between formal services and the community. Based in Brighton and Hove.

Sport & leisure

Target Football CIC

Based in Toxteth, Liverpool and set up in 2010 by locally based individuals to provide inclusive access to football and sporting activities to influence the health based opportunities for people in the Riverside and Princes Park wards. Much of the current delivery takes place at Admiral Park. Target Football have recently taken over two community sports facilities in their community and will develop them into modern sports facilities with a broader range of support and for broader community inv...

Community hub

Community hub

Community hub

The Art Station

Community hub

The Dorothy Parkes Centre

The Dorothy Parkes Centre is a local community centre converted from a previous church hall; built from a legacy left by Dorothy herself in Smetwick (20% most deprived). The centre rents space to local groups, organisations and individuals for activities and events with the aim to improve the quality and conditions of life for local residents. Undergoing significant period of change to rejuvenate organisation and tackle financial sustainability. Plan to grow through increased room hire and crea...

Community Pub

The Green Backyard

The Green Backyard Small is a community growing project run from a once derelict allotment site. Backyard food is an ethical whole food shop based in Peterborough (20% most deprived). Provides healthy, ethical and where possible, local food at affordable prices to the local community. Plans to grow through shop sales of plants, produce and other food stuffs.

Community hub

The Mercury Margate Hub

A community hub and bookshop. Home to a free quarterly magazine. Based in Clifton West in Margate, a very deprived area. Will run workshops and activities for a range of different groups. Open to all. The shop will sell books and magazines. It will also be a base for the Margate Mercury ? offering a way for people to feed into the publication for the local community.

Community hub

Community hub

Three Trees Community Centre

Community centre based on a housing estate (now) called Chelmunds Cross. Part of the Chelmsley Wood ward in North Solihull (10% most deprived). It supports local people to develop a range of activities and managing the facilities used by local organisations and groups. Established in 2010 but recently undergone major refurbishment and rejuvenation completed Feb 17. Plan to grow through increased rental of rooms for conferencing and weddings.

Community Pub

Tonic Music

Based in Portsmouth, this organisation challenges stigma and promotes recovery through music, generally events and workshops. They offer preventative care and crisis support. Will be opening a shop, studio and workshop space.

Community Pub

Fox and Hounds, Barley

business support or education

The Feed Enterprises CIC (previously LEAP East CIC)

The Feed is a Norwich City Centre based catering business, providing training and employment opportunities for people who are seriously disadvantaged through addiction, mental health, homelessness etc and selling produce to the people in Norwich Market and local businesses.

Visitor facilities or tourism

Community Pub

Bythams Community Shop Limited

Development Grant for Community Share Offer Standard Mark - The aim of our project is to build, equip and operate a community owned facility that will meet the dual objectives of providing access to retail and other services and serve as a social ?hub? for the residents of an isolated rural community. An initial survey of 9 potential existing premises was carried out in the two main villages in 2014. It quickly became apparent they all had 2 principal defects, the first was a footprint deemed ...

Housing

Ashley Vale Action Group Ltd

Yorspace Limited

Food catering or production (incl. farming)

Art Centre or facility

Community hub

business support or education

business support or education

Housing

Heart of Hastings Community Land Trust

The share offer will populate the CLT membership at an early stage, providing a democratic mandate and some working capital. The CLT is simultaneously developing an innovative Collective Investors Club to raise community debt finance to purchase its first property in White Rock.

care or wellbeing

Community hub

business support or education

Developing and Empowering Resources in Communities Community Interest Company (DERiC)

To develop 3 communities in year 1 to a stage where they are ?investment ready?, having formed a CIC and developed a business plan for a project which will benefit the entire community, with a further 3 in year 2 (based on satisfactory achievement of Y1 KIPs).

business support or education

The Plunkett Foundation

The project will recruit a cohort of existing rural community business entrepreneurs to explore the role that community business could play in delivering health and social care in their communities based on successful social co-operatives around the world. These ideas will be developed up to the business planning stage.

business support or education

Locality

Recorded ad an application for financial account reasons. Other fields are not required.

business support or education

Repowering Ltd

Repowering Ltd supports communities to set up and deliver community energy schemes in deprived communities. It has established four successful projects and now aims to scale up with another five projects in Brixton. The aim is to empower communities to increase their own earned income to reduce dependency on grants and contribute towards long term sustainability.

Community Pub

Keep Wistow Flowing

We want to retain the Three Horseshoes as a thriving village pub, which will be a social meeting place for the whole village of Wistow. At present the premises are a little tired and facilities need updating and refreshing to provide an attractive venue for local drinkers and diners. We are confident that we can provide a good atmosphere to serve good quality beers, wines, spirits and other refreshments alongside good simple bar and restaurant meals and snacks. We aim to provide a venue for as w...

Community Pub

HENRY JENKINS COMMUNITY COOP Limited

We aim to refurbish the historic Henry Jenkins Inn as pub and Community Hub providing facilities/ services not currently available in the In village shop, which has been up for sale for some considerable time. If the shop were to be incorporated as part of the Henry Jenkins are concerns over the future of the income from rent, grants and other sources to develop unused ground floor space for non-core services of community benefit. Finally, there the longer term we plan to use determined by local...

business support or education

JC Ready 4 Work Ltd

A grant provided with a Key Fund lona to open a 'Heath Baa' in the centre of Hull, to improve health and wellbeing by helping reduce obesity amongst those in deprived areas, through education and the provision of healthy food

Art Centre or facility

Higher Rhythm Limited

A grant with a Key Fund loan to purchase trading premises provide (an Asset of Community Value) and to a secure base for this community business to continue to help people wishing to improve level of qualifications held, increase skills and improve employability within the creative arts sector.

business support or education

The Works Skatepark Charity

A grant alongside a Key Fund loan to support their growth plans which will enable them to deliver new contacts and enhance their service delivery, aimed at delivering engaging lessons for young people in disadvantaged areas of Leeds to gain confidence and access training and provision.

Income or financial inclusion

Resonance Limited

The aim of the community infrastructure fund is to provide risk capital to fund stable revenue and surplus producing assets which have viable business models and are able to attract long-term debt financing. The focus of the Fund will be on housing, energy and sport assets. This grant will fund the development phase

Community Pub

Community Pub

The Plough

Our vision of the pub is as thriving, traditional local pub offering good quality drinks and food at affordable prices. Integral to the sustainable development of the pub is its sporting heritage. There has been a pub on the site since the first half of the 17th century, the current pub was rebuilt in 1929 and is a good example of an inter-war British pub. The pub has played a central role in the history of cricket and football, not just locally but nationally as well. We want to develop a visit...

Community Pub

The Drayton Leonard Community Benefit Society Ltd.

The primary aim is to have an excellent working pub in the village, acting as a hub for our community and serving multiple functions. To achieve this the current pub business model needs to be enhanced and diversified.

Community Pub

Save the Railway Arms (STRAP)

The aim of the groups is to take ownership from Charles Wells (Brewary) and re-open under community control opffering a range of additional services addressing the local community needs.

business support or education

Ubele

The Ubele Initiative working with partners will: - Offer a menu of tailored community business support to 5 BAME community based organisations in two different areas of England ? Contribute to the sustainability of existing BAME-led organisations with community assets through increasing their capacity to establish and run community owned businesses ? Introduce existing BAME support providers into the Power to Change enterprise eco-system and ...

business support or education

Community hub

Community Pub

The Greys

care or wellbeing

Community Catalysts

The aim of the project is to mainstream the Community Catalysts? approach to supporting enterprising communities to develop care and health solutions for other local people, with a focus on community business. It builds on the successful work of Community Catalysts in 49 areas of the UK and will result in a rigorous business case for investment, vital to mainstreaming the approach. This is a pioneering programme of work and the learning from this will inform the wider community of practice that ...

Housing

WikiHouse Foundation

The aim of WikiHouse is to use the web and local digital manufacturing to make it easier for community businesses to develop low-cost, sustainable homes and spaces for themselves. This project aims to build the digital infrastructure for community development: a web tool that will guide teams through the process.

Community Pub

Puzzle Hall Community Pub Ltd.

The Puzzle Hall Community Pub initiative aim to purchase, refurbish, improve accessibility and open the pub as a community owned venture. The Pub will become a unique creative hub in the community, providing a meeting space for voluntary led creative groups, help facilitate community events, function as a drop-in centre for creative industries freelancers, facilitating access to support from local creative start-up advice services and act as an informal dropdown working environment. The puzzle w...

Community Pub

The Windmill Inn, Redmile

Community Pub

The Bull's Head Nailstone

Community Pub

The Berwick Brown Bear Partnership

Community Pub

Community hub

Community Pub

Community Pub

Community Pub

Community Pub

Community Pub

Community Pub

Community Pub

Community Pub

Community Pub

Community Pub

Community Pub

Porcupine Pub Mottingham London

Community Pub

Railway Inn, Fourstones, Hexham

Community Pub

Red Lion Reloaded

Community Pub

The Sebastopol Inn, Minting Community Pub Limited

Community hub

Silsoe Community Society Limited

The George - " at the heart of Silsoe" Our vision is to develop a community hub for Silsoe that will be a central focal point for village life and act as a catalyst to strengthen a sense of community in Silsoe. The project aims are based on consulting with the community and comprise of two key areas - Aim One - to provide a flexible, multi-purpose community facility that is sustainable for the future Aim Two - To protect essential services for the village. [Soruce: Organisation website]

Community Pub

Community Pub

Community Pub

The Five Bells Community Pub Ltd

Community Pub

The Garbodisham Fox CIC

Community Pub

The George Community Pub (Wickham market) Limited

Community Pub

Community Pub

The Lamarsh Lion Community Pub Limited

Community Pub

Community Pub

Community Pub

Swan Worlingworth Community Pub Limited

Community Pub

The Tebworth Community Pub (formerly the Queens Head)

Community Pub

The Tree Public House

Acquiring and running The Tree for our community will provide much more than a pub. It is intended to be a focus point for all groups in the community - with specific focus on creating a hub for community activities and to provide services for all within the community. The Stapleford community comprises 1700 individuals as at the last census, which has grown by at least 100 households since the which has grown by at least 100 households since the census. There are more than 25 different communit...

Community Pub

Guilden Morden Community Pub Limited

Community Pub

White Hart, Bratton Fleming

Community Pub

Community Pub

Sport & leisure

Love Withington Baths

From 1911, a beautiful upstairs space was home to the Centre?s warden. It has high ceilings and stunning stained glass windows but has been unused since 1972. Under this project, we will re-open it as an inspiring and affordable co-working space - The Working Well ? for local new-starts, self-employed and existing micro-enterprises. Our local area includes a high proportion of business owners and self-employed. This is evidenced from ONS data and our own consultation. We will work with Job Ce...

business support or education

Community hub

Community hub

Sport & leisure

Environment or nature

business support or education

Community hub

Community hub

Community hub

Community hub

Community hub

care or wellbeing

Community Pub

Seaview Village Community Shop

Housing

St Ann's Redevelopment Trust

business support or education

Edberts House

Fulwell Community Library CIC

Food catering or production (incl. farming)

Eves Hill VegCo

Community hub

care or wellbeing

Community hub

Love Norbury

Community hub

Hartcliffe and Withywood Community Partnership

Community hub

business support or education

North Dorset Railway Trust

Art Centre or facility

Horton Chapel Arts & Heritage Society

Art Centre or facility

The Exchange Erith Ltd

Community hub

Roseland Community Activity Centre

Community hub

Byrne Avenue Trust

Art Centre or facility

Ucraft Community Interest Company

Community hub

Income or financial inclusion

Pro Bono Economics

PBE brokers economists into the charity sector, addressing issues of measurement, results, impact and value. We seek to: Improve effectiveness of charities, particularly in evaluating impact and presenting results to external audiences. Provide a mechanism for economists to contribute to a well-functioning charity sector, as an end in itself and as professional development for economists. The Grantor agrees Strategic Grant Agreements with organisations who share a broad organisational purpose a...

Community Pub

The Crown Inn Northwold

The majority of the community are elderly and lack transport - they will benefit from organised get-togethers at a location they can reach easily. The pub will be restored to regular opening hours guaranteeing a place for villagers to meet and bringing people together. At our community consultations we have focused on other ways of using the pub for example; a small shop to sell basic items (the village does not have one), a cafe, wifi availability and parcel drop-off point. None of these facili...

Community Pub

The Joiners Arms Shoreditch

The organisation was set up to campaign to re-open an LGBTQI pub which was forcibly closed by the property owners. We aim to not only re-open the pub as a late-licence, welcoming, accessible and creative venue for all sections of the LGBTQI community in east London, but expand it to include a community centre which will offer daytime entertainment/activities (eg. dances/social events for marginalised elderly LGBTQI Londoners), and outreach work (eg. health outreach, housing advice workshops, lia...

Community Pub

The Mare and Foal Working Group

Yeoford doesn't really have a central hub or meeting point that is easily and frequently accessible and there is currently limited opportunity for the young and elderly to meet together in Yeoford. The village hall is a great venue but is usually used for ad hoc functions and occasional classes. Currently the pub is closed during the day, except on Saturday and Sunday lunchtime. The pub both inside and outside offers the potential to facilitate a place where people can meet, including a cafe sty...

Community hub

Visitor facilities or tourism

Shotley Heritage Community Benefit Society Limited

The pier owner wishes to sell the pier, and there is a real local collective desire to see it restored and once more have a positive impact on the local community. Surveys have been conducted, the whole project has been costed, a business plan is being written (an early draft is attached to this application), and the first stage in this journey is for the community to start the process of buying the pier.

Community hub

care or wellbeing

Community hub

Environment or nature

Whistlewood Common Limited

We are currently finalising a new business plan, with assistance under the Making Local Woods Work programme. The site has planning permission for an octagonal roundhouse classroom and events space, to be constructed from timber and straw with a shingle and living roof and an access track with car and cycle parking areas. The roundhouse will be constructed under the guidance of a specialist green building company, using community members to help with the construction, and learn valuable new s...

Community hub

Vauxhall Neighborhood Council Limited

Provide Working capital to cashflow a contract from Liverpool City Council for a programme of Intermediate Labour Market (ILM) delivery which Vauxhall Neighbourhood Council intends to deliver through its in-house training arm, MACTAC (Merseyside Accredited Community Training & Assessment Centre)

Sport & leisure

Manvers Lake & Dearne Valley Trust

A grant alongside a Key Fund loan for capital to complete the new boat store. This investment will also support a sustainability plan that will allow them to recruit a Development worker and an additional staff member.

business support or education

business support or education

Community hub

care or wellbeing

business support or education

Transport

Community Pub

business support or education

business support or education

Art Centre or facility

business support or education

Community hub

Community hub

Community hub

care or wellbeing

business support or education

Onion Collective Community Interest Company

To develop and test a new business model for an existing and experienced community business to widen its scope and capacity to become a viable, effective and sustainable support provider to other community businesses, alongside its core community business mission.

business support or education

Real Ideas Organisation Community Interest Company (RIO)

Connected communities create flourishing, community businesses that solve problems, provide services and through this enable people to live rewarding lives. Schools have a key role to play, bringing a wealth of underused facilities, skills and opportunities. This project will create six Connected Schools, each supporting at least two sustainable community enterprises and acting as a hub for others. Uniquely placed to catalyse community energy, Connected Schools will harness physical space, pract...

business support or education

Food catering or production (incl. farming)

The Real Farming Trust

The enterprises that we propose to support through the fund, once established, will share the following characteristics: ? They protect the local environment by not relying on inputs, support biodiversity and aim to preserve natural capital for future generations ? They increase public engagement and learning around food through volunteering, education and recreational opportunities ? They are accountable to their communities and promote democratic governance structures that engage local peo...

Community hub

Community hub

Income or financial inclusion

Community Pub

Caverswall Community Society Ltd

Community Pub

The Wheel Inn, Pennington

Provideing a well run community pub but also offering a convenience outlet for local newspapers, bread, milk and key products. A tea room with free WI-Fi will be made available out of hours and we will open our venue up to local musicians for community events.

Community Pub

The White Horse Inn, Winterbourne Bassett

Community Pub

Robin Hood Pub, Rainow

care or wellbeing

Community hub

Community Pub

Garibaldi Pub, Redhill

Friends of the Garabaldi aim to establish a community hub and deliver a successful thriving Pub business. We will have a book swap, free Wi-Fi, a central place for local clubs to meet. In addition we will provide a foodbank bin and raise money for local charities. We are looking to invest and develop a community garden. The Garabaldi would like to be a centre for training local volunteers. We have been in touch with Age concerns and working with our local authority to see how we can encourage an...

Community Pub

Community Pub

The Lord Nelson, Nether Poppleton

Community Pub

The Oak, Charing

There is a need for a social and safe venue where some of the older residents can get to of an evening and meet other members of the community and the added bonus of a function room would allow us to offer a number of social groups for different ages to meet to improve their wellbeing. As a community there is a need for improved infrastructure in the village such as banking facilities and rooms for relatives and friends to stay in close to the houses. There would be a number of both paid and vol...

Community Pub

The Falling Stone, THWING & OCTON

Thwing is a rural community with little in the way of local or nearby services. Consultation with parishioners has shown a great need for a pub, restaurant, takeaway, shop and community hall, and disabled facilities. Groups within the community require facilities for recreation, including but not exclusive youth club or similar, wi-fi facilities, indoor sports eg: bowls, badminton, art classes, dance and fitness classes The community centre will be designed to be versatile and adaptable to supp...

business support or education

business support or education

Partnership Learning

The proposal is to establish a range of community projects that involve and engage a wide range of a community organiser. The proposal is to engage more residents ans support new leaders so that the local community secure greater control over the changes that will take place over the coming years. [Source: Schedule 1 of Grant Agreement]

Community Pub

Community Pub

Community Pub

care or wellbeing

Inside Workout

Our belief is that the biggest social value that can be delivered is in making vulnerable, disenfranchised or alienated individuals feel like they belong in the community. Our objective from the beginning was to be a hub for local people and to use fitness as a tool to engage and animate the local community. We lean more towards the group based elements of training , which enables us to not only build an individuals self esteem and health but also allows us to concentrate on team based exercise...

Community hub

The Playground

We hope that Skatepark Membership will provide a consistent income stream, give members discounted offers throughout the park, and also encourage User Group representation. Representatives from the Group will ensure that all voices and views are heard at a strategic level; Consensus Decision Making has been suggested as a possible strategy to facilitate large-scale dialogues. [Source: Application form]

Community Pub

Pavenham Community Pub Ltd

Sport & leisure

business support or education

Art Centre or facility

Star and Shadow Cinema Ltd.

Star & Shadow Cinema is more than a cinema. It is an alternative social, cultural, arts and community hub run by a collective of volunteers. It operates a unique system of open programming whereby grass roots community organisations, independent artists and any member of the public can come and promote their own social causes via film, music, discussions and working groups. We provide the space and facilities for this to happen and have done for the last 10 years. See our "Future" section for ...

Housing

Harlesden Letts

The exploitation of private renters and the Increasing numbers becoming homeless is a growing problem in Harlesden. We want to improve the standards of private renting, especially for low income residents, through a community-run, not-for-private-profit lettings agency (Harlesden LETS) that guarantees decent accommodation, good customer service, fast response on maintenance issues and collaboration with both landlords and tenants to resolve any issues that might arise. The agency will also provi...

Community hub

The Real Photography Company

We are in the early stages of developing our business idea by meeting together as a team, discussing our aims and planning our way forward. Between us we have experience of self-employment and three of us have established self-employed businesses. One of the main reasons we are keen to access business advice is because working together will involve setting up a more formal structure. We need information and legal advice about the practicalities of forming a Community Interest Company or Coopera...

Community hub

Wath Hall Limited

The main support needed at this stage is of professional assistance in doing the relevant property and market research to develop the viability plan demanded by Rotherham MBC. This needs to cover ? survey and assessment of the building condition, scheduling and estimating of costs for reparation and minor improvement works. ? Research and identification of market opportunities for new uses ? Budgeting of ongoing revenue income and expenditure ? Identification of opportunities for initial capital...

Housing

Truro Community Land Trust

Help us get the training and knowledge we need to develop the project further. Marketing, publicity, and professional support would be great.

Community hub

Art Centre or facility

London Grown

We have received a day's mentoring support from the A-Team challenge and used The Hive business planning tools to start the initial work of developing our business plan for the Pasteur Gardens site. We have also had support from Organiclea in developing a business plan for the Wolves Lane greenhouses as part of the bid to Haringey council to take on the lease for the site. Coop culture also supported us with a session on organisational structure in London Grown setting up as a workers' cooperati...

Sport & leisure

Moseley Road Baths Action Group

Prior to commissioning the Option Appraisal MRBAG held a community event in Balsall Heath to gauge interest and get ideas. We've also held meetings with lots of local groups. All this and the Options Appraisal has increased community, and wider partners', awareness of the importance of the Baths and the massive challenge of saving them and making them a valued community and heritage asset, creating a real groundswell of enthusiasm for the project. All this we have achieved as a group of voluntee...

Community hub

Donnington Partnership

we need to up skill the local residents who wish to help run the building in health and safety, risk assessments, building operations,legal structures, bid writing, governance, booking keeping, marketing and promotion, The residents could be more hands on and make the building thrive. Any grants applied for in the future will be to help put on more courses and to provide training for volunteer youth workers. With all this training it is going to help the residents understand and run a successful...

Community hub

Luddenden Foot Community Association

We have been fortunate in the past to obtain funding to assist us in getting our plans drawn up and planning consent and to work with a quantity surveyor. We now need assistance in drawing up a business plan, how to approach a contractor and set a figure for the cost of the project, staffing costs, employment rights, how to recruit staff, budgeting - cost of goods and the number of sales needed to make a profit and overheads and marketing. The above will enable us to apply for large scale fund...

Environment or nature

Community Pub

Sunlight Development Trust

Funding from the Bright Ideas Programme will help us develop the embryonic and micro enterprise activities that are currently under development through the Medway Men in Sheds Scheme into an effective business proposition that can add value to the existing scheme, reduce dependency on grant income and generate earned income to sustain the activity and increase the opportunities available. The overall aim is to explore and then develop trading activities in all or some of the following fields; c...

care or wellbeing

Care Plus (Staffordshire) Limited

As described above, we are looking to Power to Change to help us develop our proposal, focusing on the following key areas: ? Help with identifying and setting up the best form of community based organisation to develop and run the rural transport service. This is key to ensuring that the community based organisation is set up correctly to meet the identified needs, to operate effectively and in accordance with good governance. It may be possible to ?expand? one of the existing residents groups...

Food catering or production (incl. farming)

Sole of Discretion

We are looking to move to the next stage of our small processing facility and need to employ a further two people in order to meet the demands of our organic delivery box company. The extra funds will be used to train two processors. In addition, we are engaging two new fishers, and they will be taken through our induction program which includes getting marine biologists from Exeter university onto the boats to monitor and collect catch data. Funds will be used to facilitate the collection and...

Community hub

Liverpool Community Laundrette

Food catering or production (incl. farming)

Sourced in Salford

Business planning ? Business planning review ? Financial Systems ? Funding advice on sources of income ? Governance ? Market Research ? Peer Learning Opportunities ? Social Impact Measurement

Energy

Community hub

OASIS Community Church (Workshop)

We need to find support for our charity in this community Gardening enterprise work in the following areas- marketting, Business skills, publicity and advertising, accounts, management skills, policy work etc. A grant would enable us to buy in the basic products we need to grow and produce plants and food production. We could also buy in some tutoring in skills to enhance the education and skills of the group members. We could also tie in our work with local famers and food and plant producers...

care or wellbeing

Lancaster Labour Community Club

We need help to make sure that the business plan makes sense and that the costings seem reasonable, and accounting advice would be welcome. We need help negotiating the whole process of registering as a community benefits society, understanding the benefits and obligations of that legal form, and the governance requirements, and how that fits in with the sub projects that will probably run as unincorporated cooperatives. We would love to visit and be inspired by similar projects and learn from t...

Community Pub

Candover Valley Community Store

We are at a vital point in the project. We have been supported financially so far by The Plunkett Foundation and other donations from local residents. This has enabled us to get to point we are at whereby we have received planning permission for the build and we have detailed architects drawings with local builders to obtain quotes. Following the advice from The Plunkett Foundation and other Community shops that we have visited and spoken to we have identified the need for a comprehensive, well ...

Community hub

Community hub

Ripley Recreation Ground Trust

Housing

MoorEnd Development Trust

Our next stage is to develop detailed proposals for our proposed Community Cafe. We have visited Hebden Bridge Town Hall on a Locality funded Knowledge and Skills Exchange visit. Having considered the various options for operating the Cafe and their advice we have concluded that we should host the cafe operation as a separate business. We therefore now need support and guidance on developing the Community Cafe Business, establishing the most appropriate structure, developing the Business Plan an...

Housing

Skills For Communities Ltd

The project is to create a one story extension to the existing back of our current building at 271 Anlaby Rd 60-75m2 of floor space of excellent new learning environments and facilities with integrated pre-school, home care service, joyful activities for the over 60?s, sewing and alteration area and another training room downstairs and outside container storage/archive room; refurbish currently empty building (273 Anlaby Rd) to create HMO/Serviced accommodation for contractors, visitors or the m...

Income or financial inclusion

Lewisham Pensioners' Forum

We seek support primarily for the distance learning elements of Your better tomorrow today, notably the marketing and sales elements. Although we have a variety of skills among our membership and partners which may be called upon, we do not have anyone with sufficiently strong marketing and sales skills to ensure full achievement of the project?s potential As an organisation, we are confident that we can develop an engagingly informative and accessible programme of pre- and post-retirement cours...

Environment or nature

Friends of Ruskin Park

FORP?s Trustees have good skills ? several are involved in social enterprise/business development ? but are time poor. In the past two years we have started a business planning process, and become a CIO, so we can to take forward a more ambitious and more extensive role as Lambeth Council reduces the resources it contributes to the park. We need help to develop our plans as a team, so we can effectively use our resources and develop our thinking about use and business models for the Stable Bloc...

business support or education

Visitor facilities or tourism

Friends of Dewsbury Park Mansion (Crow Nest Park)

We need funds to support a survey of the building, architectural plans and advice on heating and lighting. We need to undertake marketing surveys. We need advice on establishing an incorporated organisation to meet our needs

Environment or nature

Gardens for All

Organisational development - setting up a new workers coop Financial management Recruitment of workers into the new coop Marketing Impact measuring

Community hub

Community Roots Community Interest Company

Community Roots CIC has been established for almost 4 years and the new community business initiative that we have proposed called the Revival Room will support us to move away from grant funding. The Revival Room will help us to develop an independent trading stream as well as deliver great social impact. One of the business initiative aims is to become self sustaining, the trade from the e-commerce goods and some of the training will pay for the day to day running costs including staff time, v...

business support or education

Oasis Hub Foundry

We have no shortage of ideas; and our local community really can cook some of the best food you will ever taste. But where we do need support is in turning our ideas into a sustainable business, and support in inspiring those involved in the project, mainly women, that they really can be involved in business that not only changes their lives but impacts the community around them. Therefore support in how to integrate community development activities with a business mind-set would be beneficial. ...

Community Pub

The Bread Kitchen CIC

We need to fund the research and development of a business plan that fully explores project feasibility, engages stakeholders and demonstrates how this new cooperative can coordinate existing provision and create new, sustainable employment for adults with learning disabilities. Our overall vision is for a number of localities around Norfolk where adult social care services already operate from to transition from offering traditional day services to become sites built around independent living a...

Community hub

PermaFuture Agroecology Limited

We would need initial support with market research. We have been given a list of 200 potential customers from an individual who used to run farm box scheme elsewhere in Doncaster, but we want a more accurate potential client base to forecast sales and put together our first order. We have been speaking to the Open Food Network about online sales, so advice on the scale of the project would also be good. With the findings of the market research in place we could then build a solid business plan. ...

Food catering or production (incl. farming)

Gibside Community Farm

In the last year we have used Gateshead Councils capacity grant to fund a consultant. He has given us a report, and some ongoing support so we can develop the field. It outlines crop rotations and types of crops and breed of plants. What buildings, tools, mechanisation, power and water we will need. He has also given s ideas about what kind of markets we should look at to generate income to be self-sufficient and how long this could take. At the same time we have been measuring how much labour w...

Community hub

Higham Hill Hub CIC

The aim of this grant would be to fund a feasibility study for both a new building and a business plan. For the new building, the feasibility study would be carried out by professional consultants for design services for a new building and grounds for Higham Hill Hub CIC. This part of the feasibility study would include; an architect, structural engineer, quantity surveyor, community development worker and specialist play consultant. The aim of the feasibility study is to enable the Hub to deve...

business support or education

Community Help and Lifestyle Knowledge CIC

We have recognised that the area we need support in is the structure of the company. We are big hearts with not a huge amount of business knowledge. This is the weakest area of our organisation. We don?t currently have a business plan or project plans for most of our projects. Although we know the direction we would like to take we don?t have firm written plans Increasing revenue is also an area that we need assistance with. We would like assistance to ensure that the business is sustainable a...

business support or education

Environment or nature

Friends of Westdene Green

FoWDG has constituted for the reason of taking on a lease, but still needs to work out how the needs of the wider FoWDG group and The Barn enterprise sit together. We are currently expending significant energy fundraising to refurbish and reopen The Barn in 2017, to provide a place where the local community goes for learning, fun and inspiration. Alongside the fundraising and refurbishment effort, we need to be ready to operate The Barn sustainably and continue to respond to the wishes of the co...

Community hub

Bollington Initiative Trust

We require advice and funding to: Carry out further community consultation and involvement Produce publicity material which describes the proposed centre and its services Test and refine our draft business plan including the specific needs for the services we propose Visit other facilities of a similar nature Apply for capital funding

Food catering or production (incl. farming)

Sport & leisure

Litherland REMYCA F.C.

Business planning Community engagement Funding advice on sources of income Marketing and promotions Social Impact Measurement

Community hub

The St Tudy Community Shop Ltd

Extend existing shop to add a community hub with coffee bar, library and IT facilities to improve social cohesion and reduce rural isolation.

Food catering or production (incl. farming)

Fordhall Community Land Initiative

Fordhall Community Land Initiative (FCLI) is committed to building a sustainable future whilst guaranteeing that farming will be an affordable way of life for generations to come. Wildlife ? Food ? Farming ? Sustainability ? Education ? Health ? Our Children?s Future?

Food catering or production (incl. farming)

Whole Again Communities Community Interest Company

WAC helps local people to help themselves, and to make our community a better place to live. We support people in poverty as a result of adverse social conditions such as poor health and nutrition. We work with socially isolated people, the unemployed and people with long term health problems in a variety of ways to give them more hope for their future, and about their own abilities to improve their circumstances. Many people have made friendships through their activities with us and have also...

Community Pub

White Lion, Ash Magna

Our plan is to purchase the White Lion Public House in Ash and run it as a traditional village pub with a Manager appointed by the Management Committee. We will provide good quality food with the majority purchased from local suppliers and will sell at least two local beers as well as some national brands. The pub will continue as a venue for traditional pub pastimes and will be a meeting place for groups including the book club and bridge club. We will build on the tradition of events, e.g. the...

care or wellbeing

The Nest Cafe & Community Rooms

Our NestEgg Fund supports families on lower incomes, making sure all local families can get involved in our activities.

Community Pub

Ashton Hayes Community Hub Ltd ( The Golden Lion)

The whole community will benefit. We wish to have a community hub as we are short of community spaces. We will work with other community organisations and respond to the wishes expressed in our community surveys. The top requests were meeting space, wi-fi, family friendly, good good but 'not a gastro-pub', cafe space, open during the day. We also hope to appeal to tourists, cyclists and walkers using the local area. Parts of our community are rated in the top (worst) 20% in the index of multiple...

Community Pub

Community Pub

Community hub

The Hill Station Cafe

Located on Kitto Road at the top of Telegraph Hill, London SE14, The Hill Station houses a community cafe, shop and exhibition space, and has become an every-changing venue for social change and creativity. Local residents set up a charity called Bold Vision and inspired local people to get involved in dreaming, fundraising and then working to transform a derelict, damp, undercroft space under the Telegraph Hill Centre. Art was part of this imagining and inspiration and an earlier public art pro...

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