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Th!nk FC

Th!nk FC

“Levelling the playing field” by offering free resource packs for positive thinking, this community business is now trying to place town centre buildings in the hands of Coalville’s community.

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Loop:Frome

Loop:Frome

A collection, regeneration and delivery service for Frome’s food waste.

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Kitty’s Laundrette

Kitty’s Laundrette

Founded on an ethos of radical inclusivity and responsibility, Kitty’s Laundrette enables its young co-operative members to take control of both their and their organisation’s work.

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Kirklees Local TV

Kirklees Local TV

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.

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October Books

October Books

Founded in the 1970s, radical co-operative bookshop, October Books in Southampton has expanded its reach to a new generation of young members and leaders.

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Odd Arts

Odd Arts

Being led by local young people’s ideas and experiences is foundational to how Odd Arts uses theatre to transform lives in Moss Side, Manchester, and beyond.

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The Platform Café

As a space for community connection, The Platform Café in London provides a patient and understanding place for its young staff to grow.

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Projekts MCR

Projekts MCR

Projekts MCR is a community space in Manchester for young people and their families to skate, learn new skills and socialise.

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Hip Hop Heals

Hip Hop Heals

A Birmingham-based organisation that bridges the gap between hip hop and therapy.

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Giroscope

Giroscope

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.

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BlueJam Arts

BlueJam Arts

BlueJam Arts is a dynamic hub for intergenerational music and arts in rural Cumbria which puts young people in the lead of its programmes and operations, and their own creative potential.

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Bristol Co-operative Gym

Bristol Co-operative Gym

Accessible, affordable, and inclusive, Bristol Co-operative Gym is founded by millennials, run by its members, and designed to strengthen everyone in the community.

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Coexist Community Kitchen

Coexist Community Kitchen

Coexist Community Kitchen offers a vibrant, welcoming space in central Bristol for people of all ages to find dignity and confidence through cooking.

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Sister Midnight

Sister Midnight

The young women on a mission to establish Lewisham’s first community owned live music venue.

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People Dem Collective

People Dem Collective

From a living room meet up to plans to take over a five-story building, People Dem Collective are proudly taking up space in Margate.

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Future Yard

Future Yard

A brand new community venue in one of the country’s most deprived wards exists as a template for how contemporary music venues can be run while proudly proclaiming: The Future is Birkenhead.

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Wigan Warriors Community Foundation

Wigan Warriors Community Foundation

From hosting free rugby camps to thousands of children every year to offering disability teams, this foundation is aiming to serve everyone in its community.

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Into Bodmin

Into Bodmin

A historic building turned cultural facility drawing visitors to the high street.

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Pollenize

Pollenize

Pollenize uses the power of community and science to fight against pollinator decline.

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Banister House Solar

Banister House Solar

Residents of Banister House turned disillusion into the UK’s largest community-owned solar energy project on social housing.

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Huyton Juniors

Huyton Juniors

Having successfully established a community football club for young people on disused parkland, Huyton Juniors then turned its attention to regenerating the space into a permanent community asset.

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Glamis Hall

Glamis Hall

In 2014, Wellingborough Council decided it couldn’t afford to keep a day centre for the elderly open so residents, left reeling by its closure, stepped up and took it on.

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Socco Cheta Hub

Socco Cheta Hub

A new hub in South Norwood will bring together a diverse and vibrant neighbourhood where inequality and a lack of cohesion is threatening to splinter the community.

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Hale Community Centre

Hale Community Centre

Once a school caretaker’s bungalow, Hale Community Centre now takes care of a whole community often overlooked in an otherwise prosperous town.

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Digital skills: Whitley Bay Big Local

Digital skills: Whitley Bay Big Local

Over the last year, Whitley Bay Big Local has changed how it has done many things. It’s organised itself differently. It’s changed how staff and members communicate.

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Digital skills: Queen’s Mill

Digital skills: Queen’s Mill

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.

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Digital skills: Fordhall Farm

Digital skills: Fordhall Farm

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.

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Real Ideas

Real Ideas

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.

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FC United of Manchester

FC United of Manchester

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.

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AFC Lewisham

AFC Lewisham

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.

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Nudge Community Builders

Nudge Community Builders

When traditional regeneration initiatives failed to deliver, residents decided to nudge their main street back to life, one building at a time.

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Digital skills: Upper Norwood Library Hub

Digital skills: Upper Norwood Library Hub

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.

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One Voice Blackburn

One Voice Blackburn

Growing the aspirations of young people in one of the most diverse and disadvantaged places in the country

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M-Prez

M-Prez

Supporting women and young adults into arts, culture, education, tech and science

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NEDCare

NEDCare

Providing fair, community-owned home care in rural Dartmoor

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Brighton Energy Coop

Brighton Energy Coop

Building large scale renewable energy systems and using the income raised to fund innovative community projects

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Yealm Community Energy

Yealm Community Energy

Bringing solar farms into community ownership and ploughing a proportion of profits into local community projects

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Sheffield Renewables

Sheffield Renewables

A community business that develops, funds, builds, owns and operates renewable energy schemes in the Sheffield City region.

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Hour Community

Hour Community

A community café, transport and befriending business supporting the most vulnerable in Framlingham

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Homebaked CLT

Homebaked CLT

Homebaked Community Land Trust is building affordable housing, brick by brick.

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