Our evidence base: objective and rigorous insights about community businesses and their impact.
This report takes a strategic look at the role community businesses can play in addressing the challenges of UK high streets. It considers how community businesses can succeed in high streets, what they can contribute, and what support they need to make a long-term difference to restore ‘pride in place’ in struggling town centres.
Our 2021 annual report reviews the seventh year of Power to Change’s operations. It covers the grants we made and our future plans, alongside a financial review of 2020 and our statutory accounts.
Community businesses can transform the progressive social intentions of younger generations into meaningful and sustainable community action. This report showcases the many ways young people came to be and are involved in community businesses.
This paper puts forward the concept of a High Street Buyout Fund – an agile fund which will purchase high street buildings and transfer these into community management and ownership.
New report exploring the ‘Year Zero’ approach to understanding the impact of Power to Change’s investment
Scoping the opportunities, considerations and areas of focus for the design of a community business climate action programme.
Community Business Market in 2021 report shows thriving sector provides economic and social boost despite the pandemic.
Five ‘practical learning guides’ have been developed to share learning emerging from community energy innovation projects. These should be useful to community energy groups considering new approaches and also to other community businesses considering action on energy and climate issues.
The Next Generation programme supported survey research with 205 members of three community energy groups to explore the difference that community energy made to their lives.
Our 2020 annual report reviews the sixth year of Power to Change’s operations. It covers the grants we made and our future plans, alongside a financial review of 2020 and our statutory accounts.
Building our social infrastructure: why levelling up means creating a more socially connected Britain
This paper examines the role that community organisations can play in the government’s levelling up agenda.
Looking at performance in meeting the needs of minoritised ethnic communities and reviewing what is already known about those needs from existing research.
Power to Change commissioned LSE Consulting to explore the role that private sector developers can play in supporting greater community involvement on our high streets and in our town centres.