Funded by Power to Change, this Recollective Study on Community Businesses and COVID-19 seeks to better understand the ways in which the current Covid-19 crisis has impacted community businesses across the UK. Community businesses provide support to communities all over the country. They are at the heart of everyday life, which has radically changed over a short period of time. As a result, we know that many community businesses have felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and have needed to find ways to adapt, manage and innovate.

Over the duration of 12 weeks, Power to Change and The Young Foundation will be conducting an online virtual study to understand how the COVID-19 crisis is impacting community businesses and their local communities. The stories and experiences gathered from this study will help to inform the types of support that Power to Change is able to provide, as well as shape government policy aiming to support community businesses in the future.

Duration: May – July 2020