Power to Change, the independent trust which supports the community business sector, has beaten Comic Relief, the British Heart Foundation and British Red Cross to win Agenda Consulting’s employee engagement award.
In an employee engagement study carried out by Agenda Consulting, staff at Power to Change overwhelmingly agreed that they are able to work flexibly when appropriate (98%), they would willingly put in extra effort in order to help the organisation (95%), they feel proud to work for Power to Change (93%), as well as agreeing that people at Power to Change have a shared sense of purpose (93%).
Chief Executive Vidhya Alakeson said: “I am delighted that our fantastic team are so engaged and happy working for us. They work tirelessly to support the community business sector to thrive, and their happiness and job satisfaction is extremely important. This is a great achievement that everyone in our team should be very proud of.”
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.