Community Business Weekend celebrates the 7000 community businesses in local hands across England. From markets to libraries of things, community pubs to bakeries, 225 community businesses opened their doors in 2018 and used Community Business Weekend to demonstrate the positive impact they have on society and tell their stories of success. Over 17,000 people visited them and found out how community business can make change happen at a local level. Some of them are now new volunteers, shareholders and customers. And a whopping 97% of community businesses who took part recommend others should too! Here’s a glimpse of what happened:
Power to Change, the independent trust that supports community businesses in England, have been organising Community Business Weekend since 2015. It’s grown every year and helps celebrate the fantastic people making places better through community business. For support and funding for your community business, visit Power to Change’s website.