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Levelling the land: Social investment and ‘left behind’ places

Published: 2021

Local Trust commissioned independent advisor and researcher Dan Gregory to explore whether social investment in its current forms could support the regeneration of the most deprived or ‘left behind’ neighbourhoods across the country or, as our experience with the Big Local programme was suggesting, new models were needed, and if so, what th…

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…

We still haven’t found what we’re looking for: Uncharted investment in Charities, Social Enterprises and Community Businesses

Published: 2017

This report aims to help community businesses understand their finance options beyond banks and social investment, including opportunities presented through the local community, friends and family, local authorities and other public bodies. Community businesses may also find that the terms of finance available from such sources have relatively …


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