With the launch of two reports calling on government to put communities in the lead and invest in social infrastructure in order to achieve levelling up, Ailbhe McNabola reflects on the findings and what needs to happen next.
Following on from the progress update of Empowering Places in January of this year, Bonnie Hewson shares a roundup of our learning to date.
This blog post is the third of three outlining the research that Promising Trouble has undertaken for Power to Change, answering the question, “How can Power to Change inspire greater uptake of community tech?”
This blog post is the second of three outlining the research that Promising Trouble has undertaken for Power to Change, answering the question, “How can Power to Change inspire greater uptake of community tech?”
This blog post is the first of three outlining the research that Promising Trouble has undertaken for Power to Change, answering the question: “How can Power to Change inspire greater uptake of community tech?”
Six years of cutting-edge research into the community business sector, from Power to Change, will now be hosted by our partners, the Institute for Community Studies.
At Power to Change, our mission is to strengthen community businesses to tackle some of society’s biggest challenges at a local level, including climate change.
Community business Covid-19 diaries give us a window in to how these diverse organisations and their communities coped and responded to the crisis.
Moving towards equity, how will we at Power to Change address the diversity, equity and inclusion recommendations from our latest report?
If government is serious about levelling up, it must put communities in the lead .
This new report explores why the government must abandon its centralised Westminster-led approach to ‘Levelling Up’ or risk failure from outset.
New research report launches five key commitments to support minoritised ethnic communities.
Power to Change have joined forces with AimHi to deliver a Climate and Sustainability Leadership Course, designed for the community business sector.
Creating a movement in community organising in Wigan.
Providing opportunities for Hartlepool to do things differently.
An organisation evolving to meet the ever changing needs of their community.
Making a destination out of an eyesore, with the help of community engagement down the (community-owned) pub.
Creating a stronger community and stronger local economy through community business.
The first Peer Networks Community of Practice online session focused on the different roles people take up to make sure their networks work thrive.
We take a look at some of the community businesses who have already received investment.
Rebecca Trevalyan is on a mission to make it easier for communities to access the land and property in their town centres.
22 high street leaders including property developers, investors and national government bodies, join forces to launch a new town centre property innovation programme.
We are right in the middle of Community Energy Fortnight, with over 400 organisations across the country hosting events, launching Twitter takeovers and writing blogs to celebrate all things community energy.
Community businesses strengthen local economies and enrich the fabric of society. They bring people together to improve their local areas, often operating in low-income areas while supporting our most vulnerable groups.
As Kindred invests its first money, a new report from the University of Liverpool’s Heseltine Institute reveals the strength of the community business market in Liverpool City Region, pre-Covid.
Our mission is to strengthen community businesses to tackle some of society’s biggest challenges at a local level.
The Community Shares Booster programme has been pivotal to the community shares revolution.
From next week pubs will literally open their doors once more as we’ll finally be allowed back inside in groups of six or fewer. Many of us are now used to booking weeks in advance to huddle under a heater, but the next stage of the roadmap will allow even more of our much-missed pubs to reopen.
How do we make it easier for communities to access town centre property and space?
Football, the clubs and their grounds, are about far more than business. They sit at the very heart of many communities. They are vital assets that bring communities together, build identity and pride and make a significant contribution to the local economy. They are the ultimate community business.
Last year, Power to Change launched the Community Business Renewal Initiative to support the community business sector through Covid-19. As the Powering Up programme re-opens for applications, we take a look at how it works and what’s in it for community businesses.
New report reveals impact of Power to Change on community businesses across England in just six years
Meeting the grantees using their grants to support their communities through the Covid-19 crisis.
The Better Way Network is a network of leaders who want to improve services and build strong communities. Here, Laura Seebohm, the Better Way convenor in the North, explores the work they do.
What do we mean by ‘better places’? Can community businesses really transform their local areas?
As four organisations working closely with diverse community organisations across the UK, we are jointly and publicly committing to advocate for and actively effect a more diverse, equitable and inclusive community business sector.
Today, community business champions Power to Change and Co-operatives UK, supported by the Mayor of London, launched a new funding pilot designed to boost the capital’s high streets and civic centres.
Community energy groups across England will benefit from a new peer support programme to help develop new innovative business models.
Programme manager Bonnie Hewson reflects on the progress of the programme
We need to give communities the power and capital to shape their neighbourhoods
Meeting the grantees using their grants to support their communities through the pandemic
205 community organisations led by, or that support, Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities have received a share of £9.5million of National Lottery funding to help recover from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Crowdfunder & Power to Change team-up to launch Community Business Crowdmatch.
Independent trust Power to Change has launched Powering Up, a tailored package of support to enable community business leaders to increase their knowledge, capacity and business skills to help them navigate the coronavirus pandemic.
Power to Change has launched Community Business ReBoost fund – a new match-funding programme designed to help local communities recover, adapt and rebuild resilience through the Covid-19 pandemic.
New report reveals innovation driving community business trading success
When the word ‘change’ was baked into our name when we opened our doors in January 2015, we meant that as a pointer towards the transformative effect that community businesses can have in the places where they are based.
A new report shows that local people can save the spaces they care about for as little as £10.
Power to Change launches first phase of its Covid-19 renewal support package
Kindred is a key part of Liverpool City Region’s (LCR) commitment to growing the impact of good business.
Local community access and ownership of key buildings on the UK’s thousands of high streets could be pivotal to their future survival according to a new report commissioned by independent trust Power to Change.
From today, community business leaders in England can apply for an entrepreneurial learning programme and a grant of up to £10,000 to help pandemic-proof their businesses.
Power to Change, the independent trust that supports community businesses in England, is launching a new £5 million package of support to enable community businesses affected by the Covid-19 crisis to adapt, renew and rebuild their businesses so they can remain financially viable and best serve their local communities during the pandemic’s ‘new normal’.
New report from Power to Change shows 55% of community businesses expect to open up new line of trading activity.
The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) Council has launched a new drive to uncover suppliers with a positive social impact.
A new guide designed to help local councils across England better understand the benefits that community businesses can bring to their areas is set to be launched later this year.
Communities across England are being urged to consider owning, leasing and running pubs which are under the threat of closure after the Covid-19 lockdown – and a support programme is being relaunched to help.
Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram has announced £5.5m for Liverpool City Region’s socially trading organisations, following approval from the Combined Authority meeting on Friday 31 July, 2020.
New report reveals community businesses generate more income compared with other third sector organisations
Community businesses are more financially independent, generate more income and are more invested in shaping social and public policy to improve their local area than other types of third sector organisations, according to new research published today.
Today, a new £9.5million funding scheme that will support community-led organisations in England affected by the Covid-19 crisis, has been unveiled.