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Community Shops – A better form of business 2022

Published: 2022

This comprehensive publication looks at the community shop sector in the UK. It was first published in 2011 and has grown with additional information year on year. The report can now be used as a startup guide for new groups, a benchmarking tool for existing community shops, and is used by funders and support organisations to futureproof servic…

Thematic Paper: Assets & Community Businesses

Published: 2022

Community assets – buildings or land which are used for the social interest or wellbeing of the wider community – can be essential to a community business’ service delivery and financial sustainability, and can contribute to greater community empowerment and pride. Power to Change supported communit…

Community Shops – A better form of business 2021

Published: 2021

This comprehensive publication looks at the community shop sector in the UK. It was first published in 2011 and has grown with additional information year on year. The report can now be used as a startup guide for new groups, a benchmarking tool for existing community shops, and is used by funders and support organisations to futureproof servic…

Community Shops: A better form of business – 2020

Published: 2020

This state of the sector report from the Plunkett Foundation, funded by Power to Change, shows community shops thriving and making a significant contribution to community development. In 2019: 12 new shops opened 372 community shops were trading in the UK by the end of the year The total share capital raised from their communities by newly open…

State of rural community business: A snapshot view in June 2020

Published: 2020

The Coronavirus crisis affected lives in all corners of the world, almost no community has gone unchanged in some way since global awareness of the outbreak began in the Spring of 2020. For community-owned and run businesses across the UK, Covid-19 presented both daunting challenges and unexpected opportunities. 

This report loo…

Ashton Keynes Village Shop, Wiltshire

Published: 2019

# Preview | Download RI-21-CS-Ashton Keynes Village Shop Wiltshire.pdf679kB Citation UNSPECIFIED (2019) Ashton Keynes Village Shop, Wiltshire. Case Study. Power to Change. Details Report type: Case Study Publisher: Power to Change Location: South West

Community Shops: A better form of business – 2019

Published: 2019

This state of the sector report from the Plunkett Foundation, funded by Power to Change, shows community shops thriving and making a significant contribution to community development. In 2018: 16 new shops opened 363 community shops were trading in the UK by the end of the year £541,000 total share capital was raised from their communities by …

Community Shops: A better form of business – 2018

Published: 2018

This publication, funded by the Power to Change Research Institute, provides quantitative and qualitative information about the size, characteristics and performance of the community shop sector in the UK. It is based on statutory data sourced from the Financial Conduct Authority, together with electronic questionnaires completed by 38 communit…

Bytham Community Shop

Published: 2017

# Preview | Download RI-10-CS-Bytham Community Shop.pdf778kB Citation UNSPECIFIED (2017) Bytham Community Shop. Case Study. Power to Change. Details Report type: Case Study Publisher: Power to Change Location: East Midlands

Community Shops: A better form of business – 2017

Published: 2017

This publication, funded by the Power to Change Research Institute, provides quantitative and qualitative information about the size, characteristics and performance of the community shop sector in the UK. It is based on statutory data sourced from the Financial Conduct Authority and Companies House; electronic questionnaires and follow up tele…

Crediton Community Bookshop

Published: 2017

# Preview | Download RI-10-CS-Crediton Community Bookshop.pdf773kB Citation UNSPECIFIED (2017) Crediton Community Bookshop. Case Study. Power to Change. Details Report type: Case Study Publisher: Power to Change Location: South West

Community Shops: A better form of business – 2014

Published: 2015

This publication is based on the results of surveys undertaken by the Plunkett Foundation between March and April 2015 and is based on new information provided by 95 of the 325 community shops open and trading across the UK at the end of 2014, as well as information gathered from nearly every community shop over the last 3 years.

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