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Powering up Britain

Last week Labour announced their answer to the levelling up agenda. What role can community business play in powering up...

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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...

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Heeley Trust

Sheffield-based charity, The Heeley Trust, owns and manages multiple community-owned spaces across Heeley and Meersbrook as well as community bike shop, A Different Gear....

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Witton Lodge Community Association

Community anchor organisation in Birmingham, providing over 200 affordable homes for local residents. They transformed derelict land into useable green space and turned the old park keepers cottage into an eco community facility, reducing energy costs by...

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Fordhall Farm

England's first community-owned, chemical-free farm in Shropshire. Educates on sustainable farming and supports local communities....

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Heart of BS13

Anchor community organisation tackling climate change and socio-economic issues in a deprived area of Bristol...

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The Winch

Once a derelict pub, repurposed by residents into a thriving youth centre, community hub and...

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Bristol City Funds

In 2018, Power to Change joined forces with Bristol and Bath Regional Capital, Big Society Capital, and Bristol City Council to create and co-fund a first-of-its-kind blended fund for...

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Empowering Places

Empowering Places was a unique five-year programme designed by Power to Change to explore ways in which ‘locally rooted’ anchor organisations, operating in areas of high deprivation, could be supported to ‘catalyse’ new community businesses. The...

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Kindred in Liverpool City Region

In 2019, we teamed up with Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and local social economy leaders to form Kindred, an independent CIC providing repayable, interest-free money to...

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At Power to Change, our mission is to strengthen community businesses to tackle some of society’s biggest challenges at a local level, including the three biggest challenges of our time: climate change, digital transformation and social inequalities.