New report reveals how local authorities can strengthen localism to unlock the power of community partnership

A new report, Power Partnerships, released today (Thursday 26th September 2019) by charity Locality,...

Community businesses making a loss on public service contracts

New research reveals community businesses often sign up to deliver public service contracts knowing ...

Bristol finalists of the M&S Community Business Challenge announced

Community-run farms, a café and the operator of an adventure playground are among the businesses in ...

Grants of up to £300,000 up for grabs for community businesses

Cash grants worth between £50,000 and £300,000 will be made to community businesses across England t...

M&S launches community business challenge in Bradford

M&S and Power to Change, the independent charitable trust dedicated to supporting thriving local com...

Community-owned buildings adding £220m a year to economy

First full study of community-owned land and buildings in over a decade reveals important contributi...

People with Bright Ideas for a community business urged to apply for share of £3.2m fund

The Bright Ideas Fund will open for new applications on Tuesday, August 6. The fund offers tailored ...

£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, ...

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...

£1.6m still available to support community share movement

The organisers of the Community Shares Booster programme, which offers a combination of development ...

New £2.2 million round of funding will support communities across England to save their local pub

More Than a Pub, a £2.2m fund to help community groups across England looking to take ownership of t...

New project launched to map support for community businesses in Liverpool City Region

Power to Change appoints Capacity: The Public Services Lab to identify needs in and around the city

Plymouth Winners Revealed at M&S Community Business Challenge

Nudge Community Builders, Billy Ruffians, Makers HQ, St Saviours and The Furniture Reuse project all...

Growing, hiring and outpacing the SME sector: meet the grassroots businesses that now contribute £1bn to the economy

New research published by independent trust Power to Change in the run up to Community Business Week...

Britain not so divided, as new research finds most of us trust our neighbours

We’re living in divisive times - but Brits say their sense of community spirit is alive and well and...

Nudge Community Builders, Billy Ruffians and Makers HQ among the finalists of the M&S Community Business Challenge in Plymouth

Five inspiring community businesses are now in line for a package of support including business deve...

Power to Change launches 'Community Business Matters' campaign to show value of growing sector

Power to Change is calling for community businesses to sign up so they can generate new customers, v...

Power to Change releases another £3m from its Community Business Fund which has given £22m away to community businesses in England since 2016

The Community Business Fund from independent trust, Power to Change, will reopen on Wednesday, April...

LCR should develop community business leadership programme to support vital sector, major Heseltine Institute report urges

LCR is home to at least 84 community businesses, with an annual turnover of £22m, net assets of £38m...

M&S sets community business challenge in Plymouth

M&S and Power to Change join forces to launch Community Business initiative: local community busines...

The M&S Community Business Challenge is back - this time in Plymouth

Community businesses can apply for a package of business skills support from M&S and up to £10,000 o...

5 shortlisted for Next Generation Fund

31 community energy groups applied

Anfield and Everton residents to put 'the buzz back' into Oakfield Road after Homebaked Community Land Trust gets go ahead to bring terrace back to life

Homebaked Community Land Trust will open up 189 Oakfield Road so people can come and have their say ...

New research finds potential for anchor institutions and community business partnerships

Study focusing on Liverpool, Bristol and Ipswich finds potential for local wealth building by adopti...

Communities to earn over £2m from solar power generated near their homes

Solar farms in Shropshire, Kent and Isle of Wight will distribute surplus profits locally for the ne...

Exploring sustainable community business models through work with 6 BAME organisations in London and Manchester

A new evaluation report for Mali Enterprising Leaders (MEL) by The Ubele Initiative

New phase for Localism Commission launched with action research with four councils

Innovative project to create ‘power partnerships’ between local government and communities

New partnership to support Suffolk Community Businesses announced

Partnership will help communities in Suffolk to set up their own businesses

New phase for Localism Commission launched: action research with four councils.

We will launch our findings in Autumn 2019, to support more councils to create the environment for l...

Making the case for community business in 2019

The Power to Change Research Institute is commissioning and supporting over 25 different research pr...

£1million given to match community shares raised in England

Over £1m given to 17 community organisations in match-funded equity investments

£4.2m funding available to help community groups to build homes

The Homes in Community Hands programme, administered by Community Led Homes, will award grants avera...

£3.2m Bright Ideas Fund launches to help community business start-ups in England

Power to Change is announcing a new £3.2m Community Business Bright Ideas Fund to offer tailored sup...

New research: community pub sector continues to thrive

Community pubs going from strength to strength

£1.34m fund to support community food and farming businesses

New Loans for Enlightened Agriculture Programme

Liverpool: A New Kind of Community

Photographer Tricia Porter has returned to Liverpool to create a set of bold new portraits celebrati...

Inspiring new film celebrates the heroes of community business in Plymouth

The uplifting footage, commissioned by independent trust Power to Change, highlights some of the peo...

Liverpool is our business: Film

This emotive film celebrates the people at the heart of Liverpool's community business scene. A huge...

Applications are now open for the Community Business Trade Up Programme

Community businesses across England can now apply for a learning programme and a grant matched to th...

New £2.2 Million Funding Announced for Community Run Pubs

Power to Change and Plunkett have announced a new £2.2m funding programme for community pubs

By 2030 community businesses will be part of a radically more inclusive and democratic way to run local economies

New report commissioned by Power to Change sets out roadmap to realise sector’s potential by 2030.

M&S Community Business Challenge Winners Revealed

Seven winners of the Power to Change/ M&S Community Business Challenge have been announced at a show...

Power to Change offers funded places on Stir to Action's New Economy Programme

20 fully-funded workshop places up for grabs on Stir to Action's New Economy Programme!

New Grant Funding Initiative Proves to be a Match for Community Business

Today the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE), in partnership with Power to Change, have released ...

£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 c...

Landmark Stretford building celebrated in new podcast series

Grade II Listed building was brought back to life with the help of £255,000 raised through community...

The M&S Community Business Challenge kicks off in Liverpool

Calling all Liverpool community businesses

Power to Change reopens Community Business Fund - £2.5m available

Round 6 of the flagship Community Business Fund opens on Tuesday 11 September

Support community businesses to ease the strain on the NHS

A new research report published today highlights how community businesses delivering health and well...

Four new recruits join our Community Business Panel

Power to Change welcomes four new members to the Community Business Panel

Local authorities should be local impact investors

it’s a smarter alternative to status quo, argue Power to Change and Social Finance

As high street struggles, £700,000 available to bright ideas for community businesses

Up to £700,000 available in support of new and emerging community businesses.

Call for community pub leaders to join new community pub network

A new network is being created to help put more pubs in community hands and it needs community pub l...

Move over NIMBYS, today people want “COMMUNITY IN MY BACKYARD”

People today are looking to take action to make their own neighbourhoods better and forming a new ge...

Power to Change launches Health and Social Care Community of Practice

We're on the lookout for community businesses in the health and social care sector!

Community businesses invited to join forces with university researchers in Manchester, London and Birmingham

Apply for the opportunity to partner with university researchers and bid for research funding.

Help us put community business pride of place at Pride in London 2018!

Show your pride with us at the Pride in London parade on Saturday 7 July

£5 million Community Business Fund opens - largest round to date

Over £16 million has already been awarded to help community businesses become more sustainable.

Councillors can protect vital community spaces by putting land and buildings into community hands

The launch of a new guide for councillors to help them successfully transfer vital assets to communi...

Community Business Weekend returns to champion the power of local people

Power to Change has announced the dates for Community Business Weekend 2018 (#CBwkd18); running from...

Power to Change and Big Society Capital launch £40m investment partnership to help communities take over local solar farms

Power to Change and Big Society Capital come together to facilitate community ownership of solar far...

Community organisations to partner with academics for success

New initiative matches academics and community businesses to pair up for social benefit.

£3 million boost for local people wanting to take business into community hands

The Community Shares Booster programme offers support and match funding.

For economic success, look to communities that are cohesive and open to newcomers

Power to Change's 'Neighbourhood Economic Models' report finds.

Stimulus package will help build over 1,000 affordable homes, as new poll shows depth of housing concern

Power to Change supports community housing, as well as other businesses in community hands.

The UK's 50th co-operative pub, in the PM's backyard

The Craufurd Arms in Maidenhead is set to become the 50th co-operative pub in the UK

New community pubs link to libraries, computer clubs ... even giving blood

Drinks all round as three more pubs move into community ownership

Community businesses can fill the gaps left by public and private sector

New research shows how communities can build the homes, businesses and transport links that local pe...

New charity partnership between School for Social Entrepreneurs & Power to Change

The Trade Up programme will help early-stage community businesses.

Over £10m awarded to community groups in the last twelve months—Power to Change

Local groups received £10.24m from Power to Change’s keynote Community Business Fund in 2016/17

'Somewhere that we loved so much was just going to waste...'

You can read the full Sunday Mirror news supplement from April 2017

New polling—Liverpool feeling cuts harder than other big cities

Liverpudlians are more aware of local council cuts than residents of three other major English citie...

Research Institute backs 3 organisations through open call

Research will focus on community business and village halls, social care and health and wellbeing

New Commission launched to give communities more control

A new independent Commission on the Future of Localism, backed by Power to Change, is launched today

Peers have struck the right note for modern civil society

Parliament is right to encourage civil society to become more business-savvy

Government and trusts announce £900,000 investment in community projects

A big cash injection will give groups early support to develop ideas their communities want and need

Community shares scheme targets £1.4 million for good causes

A 122-year old pier, two community energy schemes and a Grade II-listed building are among groups mo...

Business rate relief should help businesses which are doing good—Power to Change

Local authorities should consider the help they can offer community businesses, using the new discre...

EVENT: What are the local solutions to the housing crisis? (2nd March)

You are welcome to join a debate discussing the housing crisis and potential solutions for communiti...

Councils needn’t hang on grimly to our parks

Cross-party report highlights the need to radically rethink the role of communities

A community pub in the heart of Inspector Morse country

The latest in our £3 million programme to rejuvenate local pubs

Bristol and Leeds to share in new £1 million Community Housing Programme

Targeted investment as the government concedes housing market is 'broken'

Leeds Community Homes smashes its £360k community share offer target

Housing success after Power to Change matched the first £100,000 of investment

Industrial strategy must be steered by local communities

'Another plan imposed from the centre at Whitehall won’t cut it'

First community-owned pub in West Sussex set to open after £300,000 campaign

Locals take over a much-loved pub, supported by Power to Change

24 Northern entrepreneurs step up as community business leaders

Power to Change are helping to find the next generation of community leaders

13 ways to change the place where you live

People are transforming the places where they live

Community shares for your Christmas stocking

Join the army of local investors!

PM must trust local communities—Power to Change on Autumn Statement

'Community business can help beleaguered local authorities improve what they offer their citizens'

Hundreds of local services transferred into community hands in 2016

New research: 300 libraries among the assets now run by local communities

Steady progress for communities taking over local assets

New research: Communities control more of their own local assets—even their public toilets

New funding pot for community business start-ups

Government and foundations launch joint £1.85m fund to make great community ideas a reality

£1m community shares programme open for applications

Power to Change will match-fund £100,000 in community shares for local projects

First two community pubs open under new £3m scheme

New community pubs open, after support from Power to Change and others

Community bookshop receives £150,000 grant to grow

Crediton bookshop in Devon will expand its premises and events, thanks to Power to Change