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.

There’s a growing movement of communities taking back control of their local areas through business.

Find out more about their impact.

our impact on our grantees


funding for community businesses


grants made


funds to the 30% most deprived areas


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


unique community businesses supported

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