Our evidence base: objective and rigorous insights about community businesses and their impact.
These research findings are based on questions relating to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in the 2020 iteration of Power to Change’s annual Community Business Market survey. This paper provides top-level findings about the impact of the pandemic on community businesses. It includes impacts on organisational activities, finances, workforce, and future outlook.
This ‘compendium’ report summary brings together the key findings relating to community business from 70 research reports, evaluation reports and working papers produced from 2015 to the end of 2019 by the Power to Change Research Institute. These are all available online at the Power to Change website.
Packed with information, case studies, checklists, templates and practical tools, The Community Hub Handbook is a new, free resource that sets out how to run a thriving community hub and ensure its future is secure.
This report explores how high streets have declined and puts forward our recommendations for greater community ownership.
This guide explores how community businesses can deliver services from a community space.
This guide explores how community businesses can develop income streams through winning contracts to provide services for their community.
This guide introduces community businesses to the world of local government and offers them practical advice for how best to understand and engage with it to mutual benefit.
Our 2018 annual report reviews the fourth year of Power to Change’s operations. It covers the grants we made and our current plans alongside a financial review of 2018 and our statutory accounts.
The report finds a community ownership sector not only growing fast, but making an increasingly significant contribution to the UK economy.
This guide explores how community businesses earn money through selling things that local people want or need.