Read about some of the community businesses we’ve supported and how they’re building stronger, more resilient local communities.
Improving health and regenerating a former mining community.
Saving the local high street and supporting local people.
A Turner Prize-winning housing and regeneration project in Liverpool.
Homebaked Community Land Trust is building affordable housing, brick by brick.
A railway refurbishment over 40 years in the making.
Supporting local young people to become independent.
Neglected bombsite becomes inclusive community farm.
Pollenize uses the power of community and science to fight against pollinator decline.
Residents of Banister House turned disillusion into the UK’s largest community-owned solar energy project on social housing.
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.
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.
A new hub in South Norwood will bring together a diverse and vibrant neighbourhood where inequality and a lack of cohesion is threatening to splinter the community.
Once a school caretaker’s bungalow, Hale Community Centre now takes care of a whole community often overlooked in an otherwise prosperous town.
Over the last year, Whitley Bay Big Local has changed how it has done many things. It’s organised itself differently. It’s changed how staff and members communicate.
Chilli Studios wants to get closer to its members, and it is implementing a series of digital innovations to help it do just that.