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A curated collection of research reports, case studies and other publications
Think Big, Act Small: Elinor Ostrom's Radical Vision for Community Power
Elinor Ostrom is the intellectual hero of the community power movement.
Trading Up: Match Trading® for Community Businesses as a powerful incentive for regeneration post-COVID
This report demonstrates the impact of the Community Business Trade Up programme, a five year, £6.5million support programme aimed at strengthening community businesses.
Understanding a maturing community shares market
This paper is the first of two reports by Co-operatives UK reviewing the community shares market.
Housing by the community for the community: An assessment of the value for money of community led housing in England
This report assesses the value for money of community led housing in England, exploring how community led housing is meeting housing needs that would otherwise not be met, impro
Saving the high street: the community takeover
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
The impact of community businesses on people
As part of our commitment to evidencing the impact of Power to Change and the community businesses we support, we aim to regularly produce evidence reviews.
Community Business Market Survey 2020: Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic
This report is the first of two to be published around the 2020 annual Community Business Market Survey data.
Empowering Places - Interim Evaluation Report
The Empowering Places programme aims to build more resilient communities by catalysing and nurturing community businesses to provide benefits and opportunities for local people.
Empowering Places: A report for Power to Change, using data from the Thriving Places Index
In this report, The Centre for Thriving Places uses the Thriving Places Index (TPI) to look at the conditions that support wellbeing, enabling communities to thrive fairly and s
Homes in Community Hands - Baseline Evaluation Report
Power to Change’s Homes in Community Hands (HCH) programme provides grants to help build and refurbish affordable housing.
Community Businesses in the North of England 2020: New comparative analysis from the Third Sector Trends study
This report compares the activities of local community businesses with those of other types of third sector organisation (TSOs) in the North of England.
The English Village and Community Hall Survey 2020
The English Village and Community Hall Survey 2020, written on behalf of Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE), is a detailed look at village halls across England.