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

Revved Up

Revved Up

A community business for young people, designed by young people. Revved Up provides employment opportunities alongside engaging activities for local young people.

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Global Grooves

Global Grooves

After a devastating fire in 2018, this long-established arts organisation came back stronger than ever to establish the Northern Carnival Centre of Excellence.

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Coalville CAN

Coalville CAN

“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.

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Loop:Frome

Loop:Frome

A collection, regeneration and delivery service for Frome’s food waste.

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Kitty’s Laundrette

Kitty’s Laundrette

Founded on an ethos of radical inclusivity and responsibility, Kitty’s Laundrette enables its young co-operative members to take control of both their and their organisation’s work.

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Kirklees Local TV

Kirklees Local TV

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.

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October Books

October Books

Founded in the 1970s, radical co-operative bookshop, October Books in Southampton has expanded its reach to a new generation of young members and leaders.

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Odd Arts

Odd Arts

Being led by local young people’s ideas and experiences is foundational to how Odd Arts uses theatre to transform lives in Moss Side, Manchester, and beyond.

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The Platform Café

The Platform Café

As a space for community connection, The Platform Café in London provides a patient and understanding place for its young staff to grow.

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Projekts MCR

Projekts MCR

Projekts MCR is a community space in Manchester for young people and their families to skate, learn new skills and socialise.

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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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