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Communities in charge Report

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

Published: 10 August 2022
25 minute read
1 document


Our report outlines the key policy detail of our proposal and the evidence that sits behind our case for putting Communities 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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In community hands
Community Asset Ownership

In community hands

Published: 11 July 2022
6 minute read

Our new report, In Community Hands, reveals the scale of community asset transfer across the country and shines a light on best practice from local authorities and community organisations.

In partnership with Co-op, this report reveals that on average 350 buildings and spaces are being transferred to community ownership each year. However this compares to the 4,000 each year we know are being lost to private ownership.

The research also shines a light on the pioneering local authorities who have been supporting communities to take on ownership of much loved buildings and spaces. It demonstrates the tangible benefits community-run and locally-rooted projects bring to local places – which at Locality we see every day.