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Coordinating community business infrastructure

Repository entry 1 August 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…

Empowering Places: The programme model and emerging impact

Repository entry 1 August 2021

The Empowering Places programme funds locally rooted ‘catalyst’ organisations in six places, over five years to empower communities to develop community businesses. Through the development of new community businesses, the programme aims to provide benefits and opportunities to local people and create more resilient places.

The program…

Enablers and barriers to delivering place-based change through the Empowering Places programme

Repository entry 1 August 2021

The Empowering Places programme funds locally rooted ‘catalyst’ organisations in six places, over five years to empower communities to develop community businesses. Through the development of new community businesses, the programme aims to provide benefits and opportunities to local people and create more resilient places.

The programme, d…

Left Behind Survey

Repository entry 1 August 2021

Conducted by Survation on behalf of Local Trust.

You can find more reports written or commissioned by Local Trust here.

Minoritised Ethnic Community and Social Enterprises

Repository entry 1 August 2021

Access – The Foundation for Social Investment (Access), The Social Investment Business (SIB) and Power to Change (collectively – the partners) wished to collectively improve their understanding of how well they currently serve the needs of minoritised ethnic communities, specifically relating to the provision of enterprise develop…

Rapid research COVID-19 Briefing #13: Community responses to COVID-19 – Community hubs as social infrastructure

Repository entry 1 August 2021

Community hubs, halls and centres are a core component of the ‘social infrastructure’ of places, and they have come into their own during the pandemic. They provide direct practical and emotional support for people, enable people to stay connected, and also have a symbolic significance for communities. This briefing examines the role they h…

Towards resilience: Building energy systems with community at their heart

Repository entry 1 August 2021

COVID-19 has brought into sharp focus the fragile state and deeply interconnected nature of the critical systems we rely on for our health and prosperity. Our energy system is a case in point; the pandemic has underscored that existing top-down, centralised models of energy supply and management are not a good fit for the future.

You can find…

Charities responding to COVID: Summer 2021 Update

Repository entry 1 August 2021

This report builds two previous reports- published by Lloyds Bank Foundation in May and December 2020 respectively and how small charities have fared since the first national lockdown in March 2020. This provides a snapshot of the experiences of small charities throughout the crisis.

In it, Lloyds Bank Foundation share their findings of how ch…

‘It is time to connect the “civic journey” for our resilient generation’

Blog 29 July 2021

Dr Andy Mycock says empowering young people to become life-long engaged, active citizens must be a key ambition for any democratic society.

Why don’t they ask us? The role of communities in levelling up

Publication 14 July 2021

How have policies and interventions for local economic development affected communities in England? As the government commits to ‘ensure no region is left behind’, our research explores what works for UK communities – and what doesn’t.

Government’s levelling up plans risk repeating failures of the past

News 7 July 2021

The Institute for Community Studies has today unveiled a landmark research report, ‘Why don’t they ask us?’, revealing that current approaches to regeneration and economic transformation are not working for the majority of local communities and their economies.

The shift to remote working opened the door to my career in research

Blog 1 July 2021

Studying Sociology at university opened my eyes to the world of social research and gave me a glimpse into how we can ethically use research to make a positive change. All of a sudden, I saw a career in the distance that I hadn’t even known existed.

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