About the project

Older lady enjoying a community business event

This website tells the story of community businesses and their impact, and invites you to work with Power to Change to write their next chapter.

Community businesses are locally rooted, community-led, trade for community benefit and make life better for local people.

The sector owns assets worth £870m and comprises 11,300 community businesses across England who employ 37,800 people. (Source: Community Business Market 2021). From pubs to libraries; shops to bakeries; swimming pools to solar farms; community businesses are creating great products and services, providing employment and training and transforming lives.

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About Power to Change

Power to Change is the independent trust that supports community businesses in England. It received its endowment from the National Lottery Community Fund in 2015.

More information

For further information about any of the research or data referenced in this website or the report, please visit powertochange.org.uk/research or email the Research Institute on institute@powertochange.org.uk.