Sheffield-based charity, The Heeley Trust, owns and manages multiple community-owned spaces across Heeley and Meersbrook as well as community bike shop, A Different Gear.
Community anchor organisation in Birmingham, providing over 200 affordable homes for local residents. They transformed derelict land into useable green space and turned the old park keepers cottage into an eco community facility, reducing energy costs by 55%
England's first community-owned, chemical-free farm in Shropshire. Educates on sustainable farming and supports local communities.
Electric car club in County Durham tackling rural isolation and environmental issues
Anchor community organisation tackling climate change and socio-economic issues in a deprived area of Bristol
England's largest community-owned wind turbine powering over 3,000 homes in Lawrence Weston.
Empowering Places was a unique five-year programme designed by Power to Change to explore ways in which ‘locally rooted’ anchor organisations, operating in areas of high deprivation, could be supported to ‘catalyse’ new community businesses. The programme hypothesised that this, in turn, would contribute to an overarching vision of more prosperous places, with more jobs and opportunities for local people.
In November 2020, Kindred developed the Black and Brown-led Social Traders (BlaST) Network. Its mission is to increase social impact and help accelerate change to address inequalities in the Liverpool City Region.
Former working men’s club turned proud community hub.
Providing organic fruit and veg, as well as paint and crafts, to the people of Bradford.
“Levelling the playing field” by offering free resource packs for positive thinking, this community business is now trying to place town centre buildings in the hands of Coalville’s community.
A community arts venue putting Bristol on the map and keeping community at its heart.
Harnessing the power of film to tell hidden stories, Kirklees Local TV is an internet-based TV station that provides a platform for young people to grow their confidence and agency.
A Birmingham-based organisation that bridges the gap between hip hop and therapy.
Community-owned pub The Thorold in rural Lincolnshire is acting as an entry point into work for a new generation of young residents.
Founded by a group of young radicals in Hull in the 1980s, Giroscope’s self-help housing is regenerating the neighbourhood with a new generation of young people.
A brand new community venue in one of the country’s most deprived wards exists as a template for how contemporary music venues can be run while proudly proclaiming: The Future is Birkenhead.
The Anglers Rest was saved from closure in 2011, when 300 people from the rural Bamford community pooled their money to buy it. Now, it’s an invaluable hub that offers vital amenities and services.
Improving health and regenerating a former mining community.
A community nursery and garden centre training vulnerable young people.
A vibrant and enterprising community pub for villagers with a café, shop, playground and a range of community activities
A community hub serving one the most diverse communities in England
Restoring a Victorian railway pier for community use.
A community digital media centre giving a platform to Sheffield voices.
Investing in community-owned solar panels to tackle energy poverty.
Transforming a grade II listed school house into a community hub for a commuter town.
In 2014, Wellingborough Council decided it couldn’t afford to keep a day centre for the elderly open so residents, left reeling by its closure, stepped up and took it on.
Chilli Studios wants to get closer to its members, and it is implementing a series of digital innovations to help it do just that.
Like many other organisations, the team from Queen’s Mill in Castleford has been wrestling with the question of how to reach the whole of the community.
Fordhall Farm has found the last year easier than some other community businesses. Its activities are outdoor, and many have been less affected by lockdown. As a result, people have flocked to enjoy what it has to offer.
Creating a stronger community and stronger local economy through community business.
Sowing & growing in one of London’s most deprived neighbourhoods
Growing the aspirations of young people in one of the most diverse and disadvantaged places in the country
Supporting women and young adults into arts, culture, education, tech and science
Creating a community space for gardening and wellbeing
A thriving community garden on a disused bowling green
A sustainable balanced community that is welcoming and neighbourly.
A platform co-operative that brings community together in social care
A 100-year-old community owned library launching a network for their peers.
UKs largest salt-water lido serving the community of Penzance and beyond.
A homegrown community café tackling poverty through education and training
Bringing the less mobile members of the community to a vibrant community centre
Renovating Anstice Memorial Hall, a Victorian working men’s club
A community orchard in Newquay supporting mental health and environmental education
A community bookshop preserving access to literature for everyone
A community-driven visual arts hub, promoting well-being and enterprise
A community café, shop and exhibition space in Lewisham
Breathing new life into an iconic local heritage asset
Recycling unwanted & unused bikes to benefit marginalised groups in Bristol
Putting council community centres in Leeds into community hands
People-powered regeneration to deliver genuinely affordable homes
A community business that develops, funds, builds, owns and operates renewable energy schemes in the Sheffield City region.
Stocksbridge Leisure Centre, closed by the council in 2013, is now running at a surplus by and for the community.
A people powered revolution for genuinely affordable homes in Leeds.
Self-building a community cinema, music and arts hub in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Building opportunities for young people and housing for vulnerable adults.
Upgrading the first community-owned health and wellbeing centre in Leeds.
Providing therapeutic services and cultivating wellbeing in Wigan