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How to enable Community-Led Housing: Learning Brief 2 – Building Positive Relationships with Hub Stakeholders

Published: 2021

As part of the ongoing evaluation of Power to Change’s Homes in Community Hands programme, this learning brief shares key insights on how to enable community-led housing. It draws on evidence from five enabler hubs funded through the programme in 2020-21, revealing how hubs are building an environment in which community-led can grow. This bri…

Rapid research COVID-19 Briefing #10: Community responses to COVID-19 – Striking a balance between communities and local authorities

Published: 2021

This briefing draws on research with five local authorities in England to examine how relationships between communities and local government have played out during the COVID-19 pandemic. It draws attention to a complex and interlinked response to the crisis from communities and local councils, founded upon a consistent and collaborative approac…

Rapid research COVID-19 Briefing #9: Community responses to COVID-19 – Communities and local authorities

Published: 2021

The varied ways in which local authorities have worked with communities in response to COVID-19 is of great interest for policymakers, researchers and practitioners at the local level. Earlier research on this topic can provide helpful frameworks and insights to inform current debates. This briefing looks at literature on the relationships betw…

How to enable Community-Led Housing: Learning Brief 1 – Enabling and catalysing community-led housing

Published: 2021

As part of the ongoing evaluation of Power to Change’s Homes in Community Hands programme, this learning brief shares key insights on how to enable community-led housing. It draws on evidence from five enabler hubs funded through the programme in 2020-21, revealing how hubs are building an environment in which community-led can grow. This bri…

Saving the high street: the community takeover

Published: 2020

Saving the High Street: the community takeover by the London School of Economics and Political Science, reveals how fragmented property ownership; a lack of transparency on who owns high street buildings; and absentee landlords with no vested interest in local places, are a barrier to creating unified high street regeneration strategies that ca…

The Community Asset Transfer of Leisure Facilities in the UK: A Review and Research Agenda

Published: 2020

This paper reviews recent work on community asset transfers (CAT): a transfer of management of facilities from the public sector to the third sector, largely led by volunteers. The review focusses on leisure facilities due to their non-statutory nature, making them more vulnerable to public spending cuts. The experience of CATs is reviewed, inc…

The good councillor’s guide to community business

Published: 2020

# Preview | Download G-2020-12-The good councillors guide to community business.pdf979kB Citation UNSPECIFIED (2020) The good councillor’s guide to community business. Practice Guide. National Association of Local Councils. Details Report type: Practice Guide Publisher: National Association of Local Councils Location:

A guide to local government for community businesses

Published: 2019

# Preview | Download G-2019-09-A guide to local government for community businesses.pdf1MB Citation UNSPECIFIED (2019) A guide to local government for community businesses. Practice Guide. Power to Change. Details Report type: Practice Guide Publisher: Power to Change Location: England

Investing in Localism: How Local Authorities Can Provide Good Finance For Community Business

Published: 2018

Last year, Power to Change published Uncharted Investment, a research working paper that explored the sources of finance for community business. That work pointed towards a number of unexpected or previously underestimated sources, including lease finance, crowdfunding, equity finance – even credit cards and bank account overdrafts featured a…

Understanding community asset transfer: A guide for community organisations

Published: 2018

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Building powerful communities through community asset transfer: A guide for councillors

Published: 2018

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Community business and the Social Value Act

Published: 2017

The Power to Change Research Institute commissioned two independent researchers to undertake research to explore views of the Social Value Act among community businesses in early 2017. The Public Services (Social Value) Act came into force in January 2013. The Act requires commissioners of public services in England and Wales to consider the so…

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