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There are nearly 8,000 community businesses in England but few people know what they are, or how they are improving life for many communities across the country. So, in 2016 Power to Change launched Community Business Weekend to shine a light on them. Last year saw over 17,000 visit 225 community businesses to learn all about the impact they are having, and how to get involved.

Now in its fifth year, Community Business Weekend will run from Thursday 14 May to Sunday 17 May, with people across the country encouraged to visit a community business near them and find out what they do.

Our campaign guide has lots of ways for you to support Community Business Weekend 2020. We have tried to make it as simple as possible for you to get involved, but if you require anything else from us please email cbweekend@powertochange.org.uk

Show your support

Add our campaign logo to your website to show your support – www.communitybusinessweekend.org/support

Follow us and spread the word on social media (and remember to use the hashtags #CommunityBusinessMatters and #CBwkd20):

Share campaign news on your website – www.communitybusinessweekend.org/latest-updates

Get involved

Share why #CommunityBusinessMatters to you on social media by using our social templates and encourage others to do the same – http://www.communitybusinessweekend.org/support

Visit www.communitybusinessweekend.org to see who is taking part in the campaign and highlight those you know on social media – http://www.communitybusinessweekend.org/get-your-business-on-the-map/

Spread the word

Send information to your networks via your newsletter/website/blog/social channels.

Sample newsletter/website/blog copy

Sign up for Community Business Weekend 

Community Business Weekend will take place from 14-17 May 2020 to celebrate communities in England who are using business to transform where they live and show that #CommunityBusinessMatters. All community businesses who host events will receive free marketing support and bunting. Sign up and find out how you can get involved on www.communitybusinessweekend.org/support

Sample social media copy:

Do you run a #CommunityBusiness? Want to find new customers, volunteers or members? Why not get your community together as part of Community Business Weekend 2020 #CBWkd20 (14-17 May) to showcase your impact. Find out how you can get involved at https://communitybusinessweekend.org 

Are you a #CommunityBusiness? Get involved in Community Business Weekend! From 14-17 May #CBWkd20 will celebrate communities in England who are using community business to transform their local areas. Find out how you can get involved at https://communitybusinessweekend.org

 Want to show your local community why your #CommunityBusinessMatters? Why not invite them to find out for themselves by getting them together for Community Business Weekend 2019! Taking place from 14-17 May, #CBWkd20 is the perfect chance to showcase your impact. Find out how you can get involved at https://communitybusinessweekend.org

What happened last year?

See what community businesses have done to celebrate Community Business Weekend in the past in our compilation videos.

Community Business Weekend is supported by Power to Change, the independent trust that supports community businesses to create better places across England.