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Annual Report 2020

Annual Report 2020

Our 2020 annual report reviews the sixth year of Power to Change’s operations. It covers the grants we made and our future plans, alongside a financial review of 2020 and our statutory accounts.

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Empowering Places catalyst profile: B-Inspired

Empowering Places catalyst profile: B-Inspired

This profile for Leicester is part of a series of outputs aiming to take a developmental, learning based approach to understanding and improving the programme, and to support wider learning for similar programmes in the future.

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Empowering Places catalyst profile: Centre 4

Empowering Places catalyst profile: Centre 4

This profile for Grimsby is part of a series of outputs aiming to take a developmental, learning based approach to understanding and improving the programme, and to support wider learning for similar programmes in the future.

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Empowering Places catalyst profile: Made in Manningham

Empowering Places catalyst profile: Made in Manningham

This profile for Manningham, Bradford is part of a series of outputs aiming to take a developmental, learning based approach to understanding and improving the programme, and to support wider learning for similar programmes in the future.

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Empowering Places catalyst profile: Real Ideas

Empowering Places catalyst profile: Real Ideas

This profile for Plymouth is part of a series of outputs aiming to take a developmental, learning based approach to understanding and improving the programme, and to support wider learning for similar programmes in the future.

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A High Street Revolution

A High Street Revolution

Power to Change commissioned LSE Consulting to explore the role that private sector developers can play in supporting greater community involvement on our high streets and in our town centres.

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‘Good work’ and community business

‘Good work’ and community business

This report examines what good work means in challenging times, with a focus on how community businesses are able to provide work which is fair, decent and rewarding within diverse and often challenging operational contexts.

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Power to Change Strategy 2021 – 2025

Power to Change Strategy 2021 – 2025

With a new £20m injection of funding from TNLCF, we’re outlining our plans for the next five years to be a catalyst for the community business sector, putting them at the heart of a fair recovery.

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Health on the high street

Health on the high street

This report makes a series of recommendations for government, the NHS, local authorities and bodies such as local enterprise partnerships, to realise the potential of our places.

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Annual Report 2019

Annual Report 2019

Our 2019 annual report reviews the fifth year of Power to Change’s operations. It covers the grants we made and our current plans alongside a financial review of 2019 and our statutory accounts.

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Saving the high street: the community takeover

Saving the high street: the community takeover

This working paper, commissioned by Power to Change in March 2020, looks at examples of community businesses operating in high street or town centre locations across the UK and draws out lessons from their experience.

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Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic: Community Business Market survey 2020

Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic: Community Business Market survey 2020

These research findings are based on questions relating to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in the 2020 iteration of Power to Change’s annual Community Business Market survey. This paper provides top-level findings about the impact of the pandemic on community businesses. It includes impacts on organisational activities, finances, workforce, and future outlook.

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The Community Hub Handbook

The Community Hub Handbook

Packed with information, case studies, checklists, templates and practical tools, The Community Hub Handbook is a new, free resource that sets out how to run a thriving community hub and ensure its future is secure.

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Annual Report 2018

Annual Report 2018

Our 2018 annual report reviews the fourth year of Power to Change’s operations. It covers the grants we made and our current plans alongside a financial review of 2018 and our statutory accounts.

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The Community Business Market in 2018

The Community Business Market in 2018

This is the fourth in Power to Change’s series of annual reports on the community business market. This year’s report reviews the structure, size and shape of the community business market in England in 2018 and considers the outlook for the year ahead.

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Annual Report 2017

Annual Report 2017

Our 2017 annual report reviews the third year of Power to Change’s operations. It covers the grants we made and our current plans alongside a financial review of 2016 and our statutory accounts.

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The Community Business Market in 2017

The Community Business Market in 2017

Each year, the Power to Change Research Institute commissions research to estimate the size and shape of the community business sector in England. This year’s report considers the structure, size and shape of the community business market in England in 2017 and considers the outlook for the year ahead. The report follows on from those of 2014, 2015 and 2016, and presents the most accurate portrait to date of the size and shape of the community business market, as a result of innovations in methodology and an increased use of secondary data for triangulation.

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Community accountability in community businesses

Community accountability in community businesses

The purpose of this research was to refine the way ‘community accountability’ is defined in this context, to expand understanding of what it looks like in practice, and to increase understanding of how it can be assessed, supported and demonstrated.

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The community business success guide to room hire

As the first of a set of Success Guides, this guide explores how community businesses earn money from room hire. The guide is based on a benchmark analysis of the Profit & Loss data of 59 community businesses across England. These businesses either received grant funding from Power to Change, the independent trust supporting community businesses in England, or have applied to one of their grant making programmes.

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What works: Successful community pubs

What works: Successful community pubs

The Power to Change Research Institute commissioned NatCen Social Research and WPI Economics to study established businesses in the community pub sector, to identify key success factors and draw out lessons for others operating in this sector

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What works: Successful community housing

What works: Successful community housing

The Power to Change Research Institute commissioned NatCen Social Research and WPI Economics to study established businesses in the community housing sector, to identify key success factors and draw out lessons for others operating in this sector

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What works: Successful community transport

What works: Successful community transport

The Power to Change Research Institute commissioned NatCen Social Research and WPI Economics to study established businesses in the community transport sector, to identify key success factors and draw out lessons for others operating in this sector

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Annual Report 2016

Annual Report 2016

Our 2016 annual report reviews the second year of Power to Change’s operations. It covers the grants we made and our current plans alongside a financial review of 2016 and our statutory accounts.

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The Community Business Market in 2016

The Community Business Market in 2016

The Power to Change Research Institute commissioned Social Finance in July 2016 to provide an updated assessment of the state of the community business market. This follows ‘What if we ran it ourselves?’ and ‘The State of the Community Business Market’

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Annual Report 2015

Annual Report 2015

Our 2015 annual report reviews the first year of Power to Change’s operations. It covers the initial grants we made and our current plans alongside a financial review of 2015 and our statutory accounts.

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