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Read about some of the community businesses we’ve supported and how they’re building stronger, more resilient local communities.

Hip Hop Heals

Hip Hop Heals

A Birmingham-based organisation that bridges the gap between hip hop and therapy.

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Giroscope

Giroscope

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.

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BlueJam Arts

BlueJam Arts

BlueJam Arts is a dynamic hub for intergenerational music and arts in rural Cumbria which puts young people in the lead of its programmes and operations, and their own creative potential.

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Bristol Co-operative Gym

Bristol Co-operative Gym

Accessible, affordable, and inclusive, Bristol Co-operative Gym is founded by millennials, run by its members, and designed to strengthen everyone in the community.

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Coexist Community Kitchen

Coexist Community Kitchen

Coexist Community Kitchen offers a vibrant, welcoming space in central Bristol for people of all ages to find dignity and confidence through cooking.

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Sister Midnight

Sister Midnight

The young women on a mission to establish Lewisham’s first community owned live music venue.

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People Dem Collective

People Dem Collective

From a living room meet up to plans to take over a five-story building, People Dem Collective are proudly taking up space in Margate.

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Future Yard

Future Yard

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.

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Wigan Warriors Community Foundation

Wigan Warriors Community Foundation

From hosting free rugby camps to thousands of children every year to offering disability teams, this foundation is aiming to serve everyone in its community.

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Into Bodmin

Into Bodmin

A historic building turned cultural facility drawing visitors to the high street.

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