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Community Business Weekend 2018 dates announced

Community Business Weekend 2018 will take place over the May Bank Holiday, running from 4 – 7 May 2018.

Last year 228 community businesses registered to take part in Community Business Weekend, with nearly 12,000 people attending 151 events across England. The campaign was popular among the sector too, with 96% of organisers recommending that other community businesses take part next time.

Power to Change will once again lead on implementing plans for the Weekend, supported by Eden Project Communities and social enterprise Campaign Collective.

Community businesses around the country supported the campaign in 2017 with Chris Buckham, Bretforton Community Shop, calling it:

“A fantastic celebration to meet with our users, volunteers and local community to talk about how we can all be involved.”

 Rose Gregory from the Donnington Partnership, said it was “a good focal point to drive home our community ownership model and ethos.” And Claire Andrews from Hoole Community Hub added:

“CBW 2017 was useful for us as it gave our launch added impetus and enabled us to make links into the community and with other likeminded organisations. It was good to see other organisations that were involved through Twitter.”

Community Businesses can sign up for a free resource and planning pack for the Weekend: https://communitybusinessweekend.org/register-for-your-pack/