Growth in community-run businesses

An assessment of the community business sector in England found that it grew faster than charities and small businesses last year.

Research institute Power to Change commissioned Social Finance this summer to follow up on earlier reports ‘What if we ran it ourselves?’ and ‘The State of the Community Business Market’.

Some stats as reported by Civil Society News on the number of such businesses and growth since 2015:

  • Around 300 local libraries (20 per cent growth).
  • About 1,100 sports and leisure facilities (10 per cent growth)
  • 40 local pubs (14 per cent)
  • 330 local shops (3 per cent)

Get ‘The Community Business Market’ report from Power to Change publications page (72 page pdf, 1.3MB).