What are we doing to help finance the future economy?

What are we doing to help finance the future economy?

Matt Fazal Portfolio Manager If you ask a community business leader what keeps them up at night, the answer you’re most likely to hear is access to finance. And this is not an issue unique to our sector. Recent British Chambers of Commerce data revealed that 49per...
Unlocking finance for community business

Unlocking finance for community business

Jessica Craig Policy Officer Since 2015, we’ve been working with our partners to understand the funding and finance needs of community businesses and develop innovative ways of funding and supporting them. As a result, we’ve learnt a lot about how and when community...
How we’re backing community business

How we’re backing community business

Ailbhe McNabola Deputy CEO Last year, the Power to Change team reflected on what our role should be and how this has evolved since the organisation was established. We thought about all we’ve achieved since 2015 and what work still needs doing for community...
What the mayoral elections mean for communities

What the mayoral elections mean for communities

Natalie White Portfolio Manager Last week’s mayoral elections had some surprising results and ended with a nail-biter final outcome in the West Midlands. Yet, over the long weekend I watched my family members’ eyes glaze over at my talk of metro mayors. I’ve...
Power to Change’s plan to take back the high street

Power to Change’s plan to take back the high street

Jessica Craig Policy Officer Earlier this month, the Labour Party outlined its five-point plan to breathe life into Britain’s high streets.  This plan aims to reverse the decline of Britain’s high streets and town centres and restore them as the beating hearts of our...
Powering up Britain

Powering up Britain

Josh Westerling Policy Manager Labour and levelling up have always had a complicated relationship. The phrase was coined by the Conservative Party in the run up to the 2019 election, and the left has since been sceptical of whether levelling up actually aims to reduce...