The Communities in Charge campaign is a coalition of local people, community groups, businesses and national organisations calling for communities to be put directly in charge of the government’s post-Brexit fund for economic regeneration.
We cannot let Brexit men poorer regions getting even poorer.
- Communities in Charge

The government has promised to create a Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF) after Brexit, to replace EU funds for economic development.

We know how badly this money is needed in places which often feel forgotten. But there’s a real danger that the funds will follow spending patterns which benefit already prosperous areas, and be managed by unaccountable business networks which aren’t always responsive to communities’ needs.

Why communities should be in charge

We’ve come together to ensure that communities themselves are given control of the fund. They know best what their places need, so let’s put them in charge.

The Shared Prosperity Fund must be designed to tackle inequality and to support grassroots activity which benefit areas which have often been overlooked.

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How to put Communities in Charge

Our 2019 report showing how to put communities in charge of the Government’s post-Brexit fund for economic regeneration


About the campaign

The Communities in Charge campaign is made up of a coalition of core organisations and community leaders. These are Co-operatives UK, Locality and the Plunkett Foundation, supported by Power to Change.

Several community leaders have joined the campaign steering group, including Annoushka Deighton of Stretford Public Hall and David Baxter of Abram Ward Community Co-Operative in Wigan.