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.
Myatt’s Fields Park in south London is one of the smallest parks in the city. But you wouldn’t know it from the diversity of activity taking place.
Fordhall Farm has found the last year easier than some other community businesses. Its activities are outdoor, and many have been less affected by lockdown. As a result, people have flocked to enjoy what it has to offer.
Real Ideas is many things: social enterprise; catalyst; anchor and enabler, but at its simplest it’s an organisation providing support and space to people in communities with good ideas.
When FC United set up as a supporter-owned football club, they weren’t to know how rewarding their role in the community would come to be.
Chopwell, like many former mining communities, is a village rich in history in need of a brighter future.
When a mother’s 13-year-old son was turned away by local football clubs, she decided to take matters into her own hands and set one up herself.
When traditional regeneration initiatives failed to deliver, residents decided to nudge their main street back to life, one building at a time.
Last year, like a lot of community businesses, Upper Norwood Library Trust found itself facing a big problem. It had built all its services around its community hub. Now, suddenly, all those services had to move online.
Making London’s South Bank a better place to live, work, visit and study
Sowing & growing in one of London’s most deprived neighbourhoods
Growing the aspirations of young people in one of the most diverse and disadvantaged places in the country
London’s last working windmill, now its newest education and community space
Supporting women and young adults into arts, culture, education, tech and science
Providing fair, community-owned home care in rural Dartmoor
Building large scale renewable energy systems and using the income raised to fund innovative community projects
Bringing solar farms into community ownership and ploughing a proportion of profits into local community projects
A regenerated market hall providing a local and ethical community space
A thriving community business providing a focal point for residents in the local community
A Grade I listed church that has been brought back to life with a new cultural centre and café extension
Norwich Mustard, keeping the city’s heritage industry in production
A platform co-operative that brings community together in social care
A food growing hub in the heart of North London promoting education and enterprise
Renovating Anstice Memorial Hall, a Victorian working men’s club
A community bookshop preserving access to literature for everyone
When threatened with the potential demolition of the community centre, people of Linskill and North Tyneside came together to turn the building into a community asset.
Saving and evolving The Joiners Arms to become London’s first late-licence LGBTQI community-run pub
Integrating health and wellbeing services into a vibrant community hub
A community energy project tackling fuel poverty in Buckinghamshire
A community-led garden centre improving wellbeing and social inclusion
Putting council community centres in Leeds into community hands
Training, education and employment for young people in Tower Hamlets
Harnessing underused school facilities to catalyse community activity
Dynamic social hub made possible by a dedicated and diverse community
People-powered regeneration to deliver genuinely affordable homes
A pool taken into community hands by the people of Portsmouth
A community business that develops, funds, builds, owns and operates renewable energy schemes in the Sheffield City region.
A community-led housing development providing affordable homes, promoting health & wellbeing, creating a green neighbourhood
A community café, transport and befriending business supporting the most vulnerable in Framlingham
The community theatre putting a rural town back on the map
The former school site increasing job and skills opportunities in rural Norfolk
A beautiful historic pub cared for and restored by the local community
Restoring a Victorian grade II listed ballroom for community use
Restoring a Victorian railway pier for community use
Beating the traffic with a 365 day community boat service
Fostering community pride and opportunities through reading and literacy
Saving and reviving the beating heart of the village