Power to Change
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The Role of Community Businesses

Power to Change is an independent trust, whose funding is used to strengthen community businesses across England by helping local people come together to take control, and make sure their local areas survive and stay vibrant. To further build the evidence base on the factors that contribute to community business success, Power to Change commissioned SERIO to investigate ‘what works’ for community businesses in three sectors: health and wellbeing; sports and leisure; and community hubs. The research looked at existing literature on community business success factors and barriers; conducted an England-wide survey of businesses from across the three sectors; developed 15 in-depth case studies; and analysed the financial sustainability of community businesses. The thoroughness of this approach meant that the research could really get to the heart of what makes successful community businesses tick.

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