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The Community Business Fix is a monthly podcast showcasing the ordinary people who are transforming where they live and tackling some of society’s greatest issues through business. Join us for tips and to hear some of their extraordinary stories. Power to Change is the independent trust supporting community businesses in England.

The Community Business Fix is a monthly podcast showcasing the ordinary people who are transforming where they live and tackling some of society’s greatest issues through business. Join us for tips and to hear some of their extraordinary stories. Power to Change is the independent trust supporting community businesses in England.

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United Kingdom

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The Community Business Fix is a monthly podcast showcasing the ordinary people who are transforming where they live and tackling some of society’s greatest issues through business. Join us for tips and to hear some of their extraordinary stories. Power to Change is the independent trust supporting community businesses in England.

Language:

English


Episodes

Powering our future: how community energy groups are tackling the climate crisis

7/31/2019
As temperatures soar and global resources come increasingly under threat, the reality of the climate crisis has never been clearer. In this episode, we explore how communities can run their own renewable energy projects, such as YEALM and Brighton Energy and reinvest the profits into their community. Show Notes: The Next Generation programme is a £1m+ fund and expert support programme, created by Power to Change to pioneer innovative community-led energy projects and business models....

Duration:00:24:34

Trailer: Powering our future: how community energy groups are tackling climate change

7/22/2019
As temperatures soar and global resources come increasingly under threat, the reality of climate change has never been clearer. In this episode, we explore how communities can run their own renewable energy projects, such as YEALM and Brighton Energy and reinvest the profits into their community.

Duration:00:01:33

Loving the whole rainbow: how community businesses can be inclusive spaces for LGBTQ+ and beyond

6/30/2019
To celebrate Pride month, we’re shining a light on how community businesses can be places where people can explore their sexuality & gender identity safely. In this episode, we visit the Proud Trust’s Sidney Street community café in Manchester to find out how this LGBTQ+ venue creates opportunities for everyone. Show Notes: Find out more about Sidney Street Cafe - https://www.theproudtrust.org/sidney-street-cafe/ Find out Why #PrideMatters to Community Business...

Duration:00:24:02

Trailer: Loving the whole rainbow: how community businesses can be inclusive for LGBT+ and beyond

6/14/2019
To celebrate Pride month, we’re shining a light on how community businesses can be places where people can explore their sexuality & gender identity safely. In this episode, we visit the Proud Trust’s Sidney Street community café in Manchester to find out how this LGBTQ+ venue creates opportunities for everyone.

Duration:00:01:26

Swimming in the fast lane: Leisure centres in community hands

5/31/2019
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. Show Notes The M&S Community Business Challenge is coming to Bradford and Bristol in 2019. Community businesses can apply for mentoring from M&S...

Duration:00:24:47

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

5/16/2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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