Sheffield-based charity, The Heeley Trust, owns and manages multiple community-owned spaces across Heeley and Meersbrook as well as community bike shop, A Different Gear.
Empowering Places was a unique five-year programme designed by Power to Change to explore ways in which ‘locally rooted’ anchor organisations, operating in areas of high deprivation, could be supported to ‘catalyse’ new community businesses. The programme hypothesised that this, in turn, would contribute to an overarching vision of more prosperous places, with more jobs and opportunities for local people.
Providing organic fruit and veg, as well as paint and crafts, to the people of Bradford.
Harnessing the power of film to tell hidden stories, Kirklees Local TV is an internet-based TV station that provides a platform for young people to grow their confidence and agency.
Founded by a group of young radicals in Hull in the 1980s, Giroscope’s self-help housing is regenerating the neighbourhood with a new generation of young people.
A community digital media centre giving a platform to Sheffield voices.
Investing in community-owned solar panels to tackle energy poverty.
Like many other organisations, the team from Queen’s Mill in Castleford has been wrestling with the question of how to reach the whole of the community.
Creating a stronger community and stronger local economy through community business.
A sustainable balanced community that is welcoming and neighbourly.
A platform co-operative that brings community together in social care
Putting council community centres in Leeds into community hands
People-powered regeneration to deliver genuinely affordable homes
A community business that develops, funds, builds, owns and operates renewable energy schemes in the Sheffield City region.
Stocksbridge Leisure Centre, closed by the council in 2013, is now running at a surplus by and for the community.
A people powered revolution for genuinely affordable homes in Leeds.
Building opportunities for young people and housing for vulnerable adults.
Providing therapeutic services and cultivating wellbeing in Wigan