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Feb 21

The Powerful Communities events are joint events for Locality Members and the My Community network, as well as other special interest groups. They are a great opportunity to meet other community groups, learn, share ideas and find out what works. This event is hosted by the South East Network, Power to Change and My Community and we’ll be joined by groups on the Bright Ideas Fund programme.


The Powerful Communities: Community Business event is a celebration of the amazing successes and impact of community businesses on local economies and people’s lives.

It brings together Bright Ideas Fund grantees, Locality Members, the My Community network and others.

You’ll also hear from experts on developing and growing community businesses and future funding.

Participants will be able to attend two of the following workshops:

  • Introducing Community Shares: The rise of direct, positive investment
  • Maintaining good community engagement and good governance – the importance of members in a community business, recruiting and engaging with members and monitoring the membership
  • Business Planning and Tools for start-up and new community business
  • The business of community cafés – understanding the ‘golden’ ingredients for the set up and operation of a successful community café
  • Follow the Money – where do community businesses tend to generate their income from?  What are their biggest costs and where do they access the capital they need?  Using benchmarking to plan your community business

Book here

Event details

Venue:  The Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith St, Westminster, London, United Kingdom

Time: 11am-4.00pm

Agenda:  View the full event agenda

Booking:  Please fill in the online booking form.


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