John started at Power To Change in 2019 and is responsible for the development of our social investment and assets strategy.

Previously, John worked for Locality and has a history of working with community businesses. Past work includes helping organisations with business plans, financial models, accessing investment and improving governance. John is a licensed community shares practitioner and worked on Stretford Public Hall and Projecks MCR’s share offers. John has carried out much work on asset transfers like the Meltham Carlile Institute and lots of in depth work on community led housing, including helping Calder Valley CLT with planning their first housing which recently opened, a great achievement of community action!

John is also a trustee of the Sheffield based community business, the Burton Street Foundation.

Follow John on Twitter: @dawsonjohn