Impact

The impact of community businesses: putting people and the planet before profit.

All over England, people are coming together to make the places they live better.

Community businesses can be any type of business that trades products and services such as shops, transport, farms, hubs, pubs, gardens or leisure centres, run by local people for the benefit of the local community.

our impact on our grantees

£100m

funding for community businesses

2600

grants made

67%

funds to the 30% most deprived areas

11,300

total number of community businesses in 2020, up from 5,500 in 2015

1,724

unique community businesses supported

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