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Community businesses and high streets: ‘taking back’ and leading forward

Community businesses and high streets: ‘taking back’ and leading forward

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.

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Annual report 2021

Annual report 2021

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.

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Young People in Community Business: Stories of Change

Young People in Community Business: Stories of Change

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.

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Learning for community energy groups in a post-subsidy world

Learning for community energy groups in a post-subsidy world

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.

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Annual Report 2020

Annual Report 2020

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.

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A High Street Revolution

A High Street Revolution

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.

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