Our approach to research
At Power to Change, we are curious and rigorous; we do, test and learn. This means investing in high quality research, evaluation, and insight, and making our data freely available for others to use. Our evidence base shows that community business works to create thriving places when local people take ownership of spaces that matter and deliver services that communities need. We are committed to demonstrating the impact of community businesses, and sharing learning and insight about what support they need in order to thrive.
Previous research conducted by our Research Institute between 2015-2021, including all reports and datasets, is available on the Institute for Community Studies Repository.
Read more objective and rigorous insights about community businesses and their impact below.