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Understanding the financial impact of Power to Change’s grant funding on community businesses

Repository entry 1 June 2022

This research paper emerged from the need to better understand the financial impact generated by Power to Change’s investment in community businesses. In other words, several years after Power to Change’s investment, what has the financial impact of each programme been on its grantees? The paper draws on previous work that identified the va…

Better understanding the financial impact of funding programmes through the ‘Year Zero’ approach

Repository entry 1 February 2022

Through funding programmes such as Trade Up and the Community Business Fund, Power to Change supports community businesses to trade for the benefit of their local community; yet how can we understand the financial impact that Power to Change has had on community businesses? The answer is not straightforward, and programme impact can be difficul…

Valuing the contribution of volunteers to community businesses supported by the Community Business Fund

Repository entry 1 September 2021

This research seeks to understand the value of volunteers to community businesses supported by the Power to Change Community Business Fund (CBF). To do this, the report looks at:

the types of roles that volunteers fulfil;
why community businesses decide to engage with volunteers and why some roles are fulfilled by volunteers;
the type…

Follow the Money

Repository entry 1 June 2017

Follow the money aims to help community businesses understand the factors through which they can measure their success. Looking at data collected between 2012 and 2015, Follow the money looks at four factors which we believe will influence the business models pursued by community businesses – sector, turnover, geographical region and legal st…


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