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Community Business Weekend 2019

2019 Community Business Weekend flourishes

7th June 2019

The fourth edition of Community Business Weekend took place this month from 16-19 May. Over 200 community businesses across the country opened their doors and put on events for people to come and enjoy. From leisure centres to farms, cafes, community hubs and pubs, communities celebrated and showcased why community businesses matter. It was an […]

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Britain not so divided, as new research finds most of us trust our neighbours

15th May 2019

We’re living in divisive times – but Brits say their sense of community spirit is alive and well and helping rebuild fractured neighbourhoods. The new Community Spirit Index from independent trust Power to Change shows how community-run events and businesses are driving change and providing vital support in UK towns and cities, despite the divisive […]

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How to promote your Community Business Weekend event to media and beyond!

15th April 2019

Getting excited about Community Business Weekend? Have a great idea for an event but not sure how best to promote it? Watch our 35 minute webinar to gain practical tips to advertise your event and community business and learn about all the resources and support we have on offer. In this webinar we hear from […]

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How to plan your Community Business Weekend event in 30 minutes

8th April 2019

Not sure what to do for Community Business Weekend? Short on time to plan something special? Watch our 30min webinar to help you get inspired and into planning mode. We hear from Loretta Lock at Defiant Sports about what she is planning, and what it was like to take part last year. And we share […]

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Campaign guide launched – including free resources

4th March 2019

A campaign guide has been launched to support anyone wanting to take part in Community Business Weekend 2019. The guide also includes links to a number of free resources for people to use. This year’s theme is #CommunityBusinessMatters. We’re asking people involved in community businesses and local people to share why #CommunityBusinessMatters to them. The guide includes links to: […]

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Registration opens for Community Business Weekend

1st February 2019

Organisations can now register to take part in Community Business Weekend, which this year will take place from 16-19 May 2019. Community Business Weekend is the annual open doors event that celebrates communities in England who are using business to transform where they live. We need your help to build on the success of last […]

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Community Business Weekend 2018 attracts over 17,000 visitors

21st June 2018

Over 17,000 people visited community businesses all over England during the first May bank holiday as part of Community Business Weekend. With 225 events held, a massive 55% increase from last year, more people are finding out how they can support their local community. The weekend was picked up by many local, regional and national […]

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