This report compares the activities of local community businesses with those of other types of third sector organisation (TSOs) in the North of England. To do so, it draws upon findings from the Third Sector Trends study which was undertaken in 2016. A total of 3,594 responses were gained from the survey which represents a response rate of 12.7% across the north for the whole sector. The study collects information from organisations or groups of all sizes and types in the third sector, making it possible to recategorise data to match the definition of community business adopted by Power to Change. A total of 612 TSOs are identified which operate as or in a similar way to community businesses, representing 17% of the Third Sector Trends sample.