Power to Change’s latest piece of research sets a starting line from which we can measure the social impact of community businesses on their local communities. The report was researched and written by Kantar Public. It is based on a hyperlocal version of the national Community Life Survey, an annual nationally-representative survey that provides official statistics on issues key to encouraging social action and empowering communities. For this research, Kantar undertook surveys in the seven areas identified as having an established and growing community business sector by the Power to Change Empowering Places programme.
A baseline survey against which future hyperlocal surveys will be compared, this is an essential first step in measuring the impact of our work and gathering evidence against which to test our beliefs.