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Community Business Weekend 2020 postponed

17th March 2020

Power to Change, the charitable trust which supports community businesses across England, is postponing Community Business Weekend 2020 until later in the year. The annual open doors event, which was due to run from Thursday 14 May to Sunday 17 May, will now take place later in the year, with the date dependent on the […]

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COVID-19

13th March 2020

Power to Change are committed to running Community Business Weekend, to celebrate the hard work of community businesses across the country. However, we do not want to put anyone’s health at risk. We are keeping up to date with the latest Government and NHS guidance regarding events. If need be, we will postpone Community Business […]

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Need some assistance with the CBW website?

4th March 2020

So you’ve added your business to the Community Business Weekend website, by clicking on Step 1: Create a Profile, but not sure how to edit it? See our video below. Added your business but not sure how to get your event on the map? Watch this video!  

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Getting press coverage for your event

Getting press coverage for your event

28th January 2020

We want to help you have the most successful event possible over Community Business Weekend. Whether you’re launching a new environmental initiative, looking for volunteers, promoting a share offer or even opening a venue or project, you deserve to make the papers! You could write a letter to the editor, or send a press release, […]

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Power to Change launches 'Community Business Matters' campaign to show value of growing sector

Meet the Community Business Weekend Ambassadors for 2020!

17th January 2020

For Community Business Weekend 2020, Power to Change will be working with Ambassadors covering every region of the country – promoting the annual event and supporting local community businesses. North East Our Community Business Weekend Ambassador for North East is Sacha Bedding, based in Hartlepool. Sacha is Chief Executive of The Wharton Trust, a community […]

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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

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!

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

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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