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What makes a community thrive? Our visit to Witton Lodge

What makes a community thrive? Our visit to Witton Lodge

We know community business works to breathe new life into communities. With this insight, our mission is to help create the right conditions for them to thrive. And so it always inspiring when we spend time with the community businesses we seek to support. Get closer to their stories, their impacts and their incredible people who drive change from the ground up.
How can we encourage a more equitable community business sector?

How can we encourage a more equitable community business sector?

We are exploring a number of ways in which we can better reach and serve community businesses. From our research, it is clear that our sector is still failing to serve marginalised communities and that for too long, decision-making power has been withheld by funders and change is inevitably slow, inadequate or both.
Driving Hendon’s high street revolution

Driving Hendon’s high street revolution

High street regeneration is a complex picture, but Back on the Map in Sunderland are piloting a Community Improvement District - convening a broad and inclusive local partnership to ensure regeneration efforts succeed. 
Conservative Conference: A divided party and a new direction for levelling up

Conservative Conference: A divided party and a new direction for levelling up

This week’s Conservative Conference in Birmingham was full of drama. Amongst all that, conversations around the future of levelling up and tackling the decline of our high streets showed that supporting communities still remains top of many MPs' agendas. What remains to be seen is whether this view is held by those now at the top of the party.