|Our mission is to strengthen community businesses to tackle some of society’s biggest challenges at a local level.|
The pandemic has exacerbated these challenges and the inequalities people are facing right on their doorsteps, including growing unemployment amongst young people; the decline of our high streets and the loss of places for communities to come together resulting in increased loneliness and social isolation.
At the same time, calls for a greater role for communities in our national recovery are growing. There is new recognition that strong communities make us a more resilient country.
We are responding to these challenges with our new five-year strategy.
We know that community businesses create better places and stronger communities, and are needed now more than ever.