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Trailer: Swimming in the fast lane: Leisure centres in community hands

5/16/2019
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Many councils are struggling to keep leisure centres afloat. But communities like the ones in Stocksbridge and Bramley are stepping in to make leisure centres continue to provide essential health and wellbeing service to local people while being sustainable businesses. Join us as we discover their journey and tips to taking over a leisure centre. The show launches on the 1st of June 2019.

Duration:00:01:56

Pitching in: how community football takes root

4/29/2019
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Derelict land and cuts to youth services spur some people to action. We interview Target Football CIC to find out how to set up community football services for local people, and their ambitious expansion plans, supported by the likes of M&S. News: The M&S Community Business Challenge is coming to Plymouth, Bradford and Bristol in 2019. Community businesses can apply for mentoring from M&S and a small Power to Change grant. Find out more http://www.communitybusinesschallenge.co.uk/ The...

Duration:00:21:32

Trailer: Pitching in: how community football takes root

4/26/2019
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Derelict land and cuts to youth services spur some people to action. We interview Target Football CIC to find out how to set up community football services for local people, and their ambitious expansion plans, supported by the likes of M&S. The episode launches on the 1st of May 2019.

Duration:00:01:35

Life after council cuts: Inside England’s community run libraries

4/1/2019
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With councils struggling to keep libraries open, communities across the country are stepping in to save and manage them. In our latest episode, we visit some of these community-managed libraries, like Corbett Community Library in London, to understand the impact a community can make when they take them over and tips on how you can do the same News: Follow the links for useful case studies on community managed libraries...

Duration:00:26:11

Trailer: Life after council cuts: Inside England’s community run libraries

3/20/2019
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With councils struggling to keep libraries open, communities across the country are stepping in to save and manage them. In our latest episode, we visit some of these community-managed libraries, like Corbett Community Library in London, to understand the impact a community can make when they take them over and tips on how you can do the same.

Duration:00:01:14

Tackling Food Poverty The Community Led Way

2/28/2019
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Community food projects are helping not only to address food poverty, but allowing people to lead healthier and happier lives. Join us in the next episode when we visit Bentley Urban farm and hear how this community business is improving the lives of people living in Doncaster. Show Notes You can read the full case study on Bentley Urban Farm on the Power to Change website (https://www.powertochange.org.uk/what-is-community-business/stories/permafuture-agroecology-ltd/) More useful case...

Duration:00:29:48

Trailer: Tackling food poverty the community-led way

2/21/2019
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Community food projects are helping not only to address food poverty, but allowing people to lead healthier and happier lives. Join us in the next episode when we visit Bentley Urban farm and hear how this community business is improving the lives of people living in Doncaster.

Duration:00:01:25

Housing Crisis Solutions For A Broken Market

2/1/2019
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From condemned streets to the Turner Prize - find out how the residents of Granby Four Streets transformed their condemned terraced homes, creating a thriving market, affordable housing and winning the biggest prize in British art. Brick by brick, community organisations are creating new models for housing that put residents at the front and centre. Find out about this growing movement and learn what support is available....

Duration:00:32:42

Trailer: Housing Crisis: Solutions for a broken market

1/23/2019
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From condemned streets to the Turner Prize: find out how the residents of Granby Four Streets created a thriving market, affordable housing and won the biggest prize in British art. Brick by brick, community organisations are creating new models for housing that put residents at the front and centre. Find out about this growing movement and learn what support is available.

Duration:00:01:46

Finding a balance: Wellbeing

12/31/2018
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How do community business leaders balance the pressures of their work with their personal life and wellbeing? We talk to Shotley Pier and our very own Fergus Arkley to find out. Show Notes You can read case studies for The Bevy (https://www.powertochange.org.uk/what-is-community-business/stories/the-bevy/) and Shotley Pier (https://www.powertochange.org.uk/what-is-community-business/stories/shotley-pier/) on Power to Change’s website. Be sure to check out the Power to Change Research...

Duration:00:32:42

Trailer: Finding a balance: Wellbeing

12/14/2018
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How do community business leaders balance the pressures of their work with their personal life and wellbeing? We talk to Shotley Pier and our very own Fergus Arkley to find out.

Duration:00:01:03

Coffee, cakes and big career breaks

11/30/2018
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Café INDIEpendent is not only a great place to grab a coffee in Scunthorpe, it is helping to tackle social isolation and providing training opportunities for young people. Find out how they do it and get some top tips on setting up a community café from Buzz Lockleaze in Bristol. Show Notes You can read the full case study on Café INDIEpendent as well as other case studies on community businesses and the impact they are having on the Power to Change website....

Duration:00:34:16

Trailer: Coffee, cakes and big career breaks

11/15/2018
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Café INDIEpendent is not only a great place to grab a coffee in Scunthorpe, it is helping to tackle social isolation and providing training opportunities for young people. Find out how they do it and get some top tips on setting up a community café from Buzz Lockleaze in Bristol.

Duration:00:01:28

Can our high streets be saved?

11/1/2018
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Find out how community businesses are breathing life into high streets left behind by big chains. We talk to Homebaked – a community-run bakery in Anfield, as well as Vidhya Alakeson and Sir John Timpson about their work on the government’s panel on the future of the great British high street. Show Notes Power to Change’s CEO, Vidhya Alakeson has recently written a blog in response to an announcement in the autumn budget for further support to save our high streets. Vidhya outlines the role...

Duration:00:39:22

Trailer: Can our high streets be saved?

10/16/2018
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Find out how community businesses are breathing life into high streets left behind by big chains. We talk to Homebaked – a community-run bakery in Anfield, as well as Vidhya Alakeson and Sir John Timpson about their work on the government’s panel on the future of the great British high street.

Duration:00:01:10

Everyone’s an investor: What are community shares?

10/1/2018
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The team who rescued Stretford Public Hall near Manchester explain how they raised vital funds by selling community shares. Want to set up your own share offer? Our top tips make essential listening. Show Notes If your group is just starting off and wants to get your community share offer off the ground, it’s worth applying to the Community Shares Starter Fund. You can receive up to £6,000 extra funding from Power to Change. Search for ‘Crowdfunder community shares starter fund’ to find out...

Duration:00:42:54

Trailer: Everyone’s an investor: What are community shares?

9/17/2018
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The team who rescued Stretford Public Hall near Manchester explain how they raised vital funds by selling community shares. Want to set up your own share offer? Our top tips make essential listening.

Duration:00:02:43

More than a pint: Why community pubs are thriving

8/31/2018
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In 2017, the number of community pubs in England increased by 30% - bucking the trend afflicting mainstream pubs. But what is a community pub? How do you start one? Join us for a pint at The Gardners Rest in Sheffield and get top tips to save your local from someone who has already done it.

Duration:00:26:48

Trailer: More than a pint: Why community pubs are thriving

8/14/2018
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In 2017, the number of community pubs in England increased by 30% - bucking the trend afflicting mainstream pubs. But what is a community pub? How do you start one? Join us for a pint at The Gardners Rest in Sheffield and get top tips to save your local from someone who has already done it.

Duration:00:01:51

Learning to let go: the case for community control

4/16/2018
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In this podcast, Vidhya Alakeson, Chief Executive of Power to Change explores some of the ways people have taken power in their local areas by starting up community businesses. Featuring community businesses from Bristol, Luton, Liverpool, London, Leeds, and Wellingborough.

Duration:00:30:20