How We’re Backing Community Business

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power to change
power to change

Financing the future economy  Last week we celebrated the launch of our new report on how to finance the future economy. It offers insights and recommendations on how funders, social investors and government can unlock affordable, flexible and accessible finance to help community business thrive. Unlocking finance for community business  Access to affordable, flexible and accessible finance is essential in helping community businesses achieve their ambitions. Policy Officer Jessica Craig gives a quick overview of her report, Financing the future economy. She outlines why unlocking funding is key for communities to create an economy fit for the future. What are we doing to help finance the future economy?  In the context of economic uncertainty, community businesses are at the forefront – but they need support too. Our Portfolio Manager, Matt Fazal, has blogged about our work to finance the future economy. What the mayoral elections mean for community business  Recent local elections welcomed new mayors and combined authorities to England. What does this mean for community businesses? Why we see opportunities to grow local social economies through our partnerships at the regional level. Economic growth in communities  We partnered with UCL Policy Lab to bring you last Wednesday’s conference, ‘Britain Renewed‘, which explores how the new Government could govern differently to renew Britain. Our Associate Director of Policy & Insight, Nick Plumb, has written for UCL Policy Lab’s blog on moving our politics and our economy closer to local people.