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Once upon a TWINE

Once upon a TWINE

Once upon a TWINE: New report shares tips and advice for funders and communities developing digital tools
A vision for the future of Bristol’s voluntary sector beyond Covid

A vision for the future of Bristol’s voluntary sector beyond Covid

Black South West Network, supported by key partners - VOSCUR and Locality – is launching the final report of a 9-month city-wide research project exploring the response of Bristol’s Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector to the pandemic and the potential of the sector in the city moving forward.
New £5million to help community business navigate pandemic

New £5million to help community business navigate pandemic

Power to Change, the independent trust that supports community businesses in England, is launching a new £5 million package of support to enable community businesses affected by the Covid-19 crisis to adapt, renew and rebuild their businesses so they can remain financially viable and best serve their local communities during the pandemic’s ‘new normal’.
£650,000 boost for community-run pubs

£650,000 boost for community-run pubs

More Than A Pub, the £2.2m continuation of the 2016-2019 programme launched earlier this year to support community controlled pubs, has received a £650,000 bonus thanks to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).
M&S launches community business challenge in Bradford

M&S launches community business challenge in Bradford

M&S and Power to Change, the independent charitable trust dedicated to supporting thriving local communities, have launched a new business support programme for Bradford that offers local businesses the chance to apply for free skills training and up to £10,000 of grant funding.
£5m Boost for Charity Bank thanks to deposit from Power to Change

£5m Boost for Charity Bank thanks to deposit from Power to Change

Today, Charity Bank announces a £5 million deposit injection from the independent charitable trust, Power to Change. With seven in ten people agreeing that charities should invest their savings and investments ethically, Charity Bank is calling on other organisations to align their money and mission.1
M&S launches Community Business Challenge in Bristol

M&S launches Community Business Challenge in Bristol

M&S and Power to Change are taking the Community Business Challenge to Bristol. The programme offers local businesses the chance to apply for free skills training and up to £10,000 of grant funding, and has already supported 12 community businesses in Liverpool and Plymouth.
Making the case for community business in 2019

Making the case for community business in 2019

The Power to Change Research Institute is commissioning and supporting over 25 different research projects this year. We want to better understand what makes community businesses thrive and what impact the sector is having on the wider community.
£1m fund created to power community-run energy

£1m fund created to power community-run energy

A £1m+ fund and expert support programme has been created by Power to Change to pioneer innovative community-led projects and business models. The Next Generation programme will offer up to ten c.£100,000 grants to community businesses to develop decentralised, decarbonised, and democratised energy business models.