The Research Institute

Power to Change has a vision of better places created through community business. The Research Institute seeks to support this vision by commissioning high-quality research, promoting rigorous analysis and stimulating critical scrutiny and debate. In doing so we aim to shape both policy and practice.

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Policy Papers

Policy Briefing: Creating better places through community business

This guide explores how community businesses earn money from letting.

Guide

The community business success guide to lettings

This guide explores how community businesses earn money from cafés.

Guide

The community business success guide to cafés

This appendix details nine case studies, from England, the Netherlands and Sweden as discussed in the main report.

Case Study

An assessment of community-based social enterprises in three European countries: Case study appendix

In recent years there has been policy support in the UK for the transfer of assets from public bodies to local communities.

Report Summary

A common interest - The role of asset transfer in developing the community business market

A report from Social Finance has revealed new findings about the current state and scope of the community business sector

Report

What if we ran it ourselves? Getting the measure of Britain’s emerging community business sector

From the blog