Power to Change has updated its Community Business Panel, who advise the trust’s board on strategic insights and life at the coalface of the community business movement.
The seven new members are:
- Caroline Core-Booth, project coordinator at Giroscope, which buys and renovates empty properties in west Hull to provide affordable homes for those in housing need
- Hannah Sloggett, co-director and founder of Nudge Community Builders, a community benefit society that owns, creates and runs activity in disused, underused or unusual urban spaces to lead to lasting positive change and community led regeneration.
- Jonathan Atkinson, co-founder of George Street Community Bookshop, an independent , second-hand bookshop, run and owned by the community in Glossop, Derbyshire. Jonathan is also project manager at Carbon Co-op, an energy services and advocacy co-operative.
- Karin Woodley, CEO of Cambridge House, a Southwark-based centre fighting poverty and social injustice.
- Margaret Adjaye, hub director of Upper Norwood Library Hub, a community managed library in Crystal Palace, London.
- Nicky Schlatter is vice chair of Ilmington Community Café and Shop, acooperative in the Cotswolds.
- Rebecca Luff is Co-founder of Friends of Westdene Green, a group of neighbours who run The Barn, a community venue in the suburbs of North Brighton.
Mark Gordon, director of communications and partnerships at Power to Change said: “All our new recruits share a belief in the potential for community business to bring about positive change and social improvement in the communities they operate in. They all bring a wealth of knowledge and experience of different sectors, activities and stages of development of community business.
We warmly welcome them all to the Power to Change family!”
Follow this link to find out more about Power to Change’s Community Business Panel.
About Power to Change
Power to Change is the independent trust that supports community businesses in England. Community businesses are locally rooted, community-led, trade for community benefit and make life better for local people. The sector is worth £1.05 billion, and comprises 7,800 community businesses across England who employ 33,600 people. (Source: Community Business Market 2018)
From pubs to libraries; shops to bakeries; swimming pools to solar farms; community businesses are creating great products and services, providing employment and training and transforming lives. Power to Change received its endowment from the National Lottery Community Fund in 2015.
About The National Lottery Community Fund
We are the largest community funder in the UK – we’re proud to award money raised by National Lottery players to communities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Since June 2004, we have made over 200,000 grants and awarded over £9 billion to projects that have benefited millions of people.
We are passionate about funding great ideas that matter to communities and make a difference to people’s lives. At the heart of everything we do is the belief that when people are in the lead, communities thrive. Thanks to the support of National Lottery players, our funding is open to everyone. We’re privileged to be able to work with the smallest of local groups right up to UK-wide charities, enabling people and communities to bring their ambitions to life.