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

Sister Midnight

Sister Midnight

Thursday, January 1, 1970 - 12:00 am

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

Thursday, January 1, 1970 - 12:00 am

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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Friends of the Joiners Arms

Friends of the Joiners Arms

Thursday, January 1, 1970 - 12:00 am

A strong community standing up to save threatened LGBTQ+ spaces in Tower Hamlets, London.

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Future Yard

Future Yard

Thursday, January 1, 1970 - 12:00 am

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

Thursday, January 1, 1970 - 12:00 am

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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Station South

Station South

Thursday, January 1, 1970 - 12:00 am

An old train station connecting communities once again

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Into Bodmin

Into Bodmin

Thursday, January 1, 1970 - 12:00 am

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

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Pollenize

Pollenize

Thursday, January 1, 1970 - 12:00 am

Pollenize uses the power of community and science to fight against pollinator decline.

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Banister House Solar

Banister House Solar

Thursday, January 1, 1970 - 12:00 am

Residents of Banister House turned disillusion into the UK’s largest community-owned solar energy project on social housing.

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Huyton Juniors

Huyton Juniors

Thursday, January 1, 1970 - 12:00 am

Having successfully established a community football club for young people on disused parkland, Huyton Juniors then turned its attention to regenerating the space into a permanent community asset.

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Glamis Hall

Glamis Hall

Thursday, January 1, 1970 - 12:00 am

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.

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