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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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