8 results found

Third Sector Trends in England and Wales 2022: Full suite of reports

Published: 2023

Third Sector Trends has been running since 2008. The study has been surveying the sector every three years since 2010 and as such is the largest survey of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in England and Wales.

In 2022, 6,071 responses were received across England and Wales (an average of ~600 responses in each region). Des…

Models of Value that Community Organising Generates for its Adopters

Published: 2022

Over recent years, the principles and practice of community organising have proliferated across a range of organisations and sectors. Keen to understand the impact of community organising and its potential as a tool for communities to tackle local issues, Power to Change commissioned a piece of research in 2020 looking in-depth at the experienc…

Community Power and Health Equity: Closing the Gap between Scholarship and Practice

Published: 2022

This discussion paper draws on learnings from Lead Local: Community-Driven Change and the Power of Collective Action, a collaborative effort funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. It shows how the power-building ecosystem works in practice, showcasing examples of state and local power-building organisations and campaigns nationwide and r…

Coordinating community business infrastructure

Published: 2021

As part of the ongoing evaluation of Power to Change’s market development work, this paper examines the strategic relationships between Power to Change and infrastructure bodies which support and represent community businesses. The work was completed by Rob MacMillan at the Centre for Regional Economic Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hal…

Rebalancing the Relationship

Published: 2021

In 2018, NCVO, ACEVO and Lloyds Bank Foundation launched a project to address competition and collaboration, particularly between organisations of different sizes delivering public service. The findings from this project and considerations for practice are laid out within this report and are based on significant engagement with organisations ac…

Community business and collaboration

Published: 2018

# Preview | Download WP-2018-11-Community business and collaboration.pdf6MB Author(s) Steve Wyler Margaret Adjaye Citation Wyler, S. and Adjaye, M. (2018) Community business and collaboration. Working Paper. Power to Change. Details Report type: Working Paper Publisher: Power to Change Location: England

Community business and collaboration – Ten case studies

Published: 2018

# Preview | Download WP-2018-11-CS-Community business and collaboration.pdf1MB Author(s) Steve Wyler Citation Wyler, S. (2018) Community business and collaboration – Ten case studies. Case Study. Power to Change. Details Report type: Case Study Publisher: Power to Change Location: International

We want to change and they have the power: Findings of Bristol BAME sector review

Published: 2018

The legacy of austerity and enduring underinvestment – which stems form lack of equity in funding and procurement – have left Bristol’s BAME-led sector wounded. Survival has become the key measure of success, and most organisations rely on tight budgets and depend on voluntary work in order to survive. This report presents findings o…


Community research

The Institute for Community Studies is powered by The Young Foundation, a not-for-profit tackling societal issues with a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach.

Contact our team

Social innovation

Involving people from diverse sectors, The Young Foundation shapes game-changing initiatives.

Get in touch