All Reports and Publications

Community businesses and high streets: ‘taking back’ and leading forward

Community businesses and high streets: ‘taking back’ and leading forward

This report takes a strategic look at the role community businesses can play in addressing the challenges of UK high streets. It considers how community businesses can succeed in high streets, what they can contribute, and what support they need to make a long-term difference to restore ‘pride in place’ in struggling town centres.

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Annual report 2021

Annual report 2021

Our 2021 annual report reviews the seventh 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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Young People in Community Business: Stories of Change

Young People in Community Business: Stories of Change

Community businesses can transform the progressive social intentions of younger generations into meaningful and sustainable community action. This report showcases the many ways young people came to be and are involved in community businesses.

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Learning for community energy groups in a post-subsidy world

Learning for community energy groups in a post-subsidy world

Five ‘practical learning guides’ have been developed to share learning emerging from community energy innovation projects. These should be useful to community energy groups considering new approaches and also to other community businesses considering action on energy and climate issues.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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