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 fourth year, Community Business Weekend will run from Thursday 16th May to Sunday 19th May, with people across the country encouraged to visit a community business near them and find out what they do.
This year’s theme is #CommunityBusinessMatters. We’re asking people involved in community businesses and local people to share why #CommunityBusinessMatters to them and their local area.
Our campaign guide has lots of ways for you to support Community Business Weekend 2019. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 #CBwkd19):
Share campaign news on your website – www.communitybusinessweekend.org/latest-updates
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 16-19 May 2019 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 2019 #CBWkd19 (16-19 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 16-19 May #CBWkd19 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 16-19 May, #CBWkd19
is the perfect chance to showcase your impact. Find out how you can get involved at https://communitybusinessweekend.org
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/