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Levelling the land: Social investment and ‘left behind’ places

Repository entry 1 November 2021

Local Trust commissioned independent advisor and researcher Dan Gregory to explore whether social investment in its current forms could support the regeneration of the most deprived or ‘left behind’ neighbourhoods across the country or, as our experience with the Big Local programme was suggesting, new models were needed, and if so, what th…

The role of community businesses in providing health and wellbeing services: Challenges, opportunities and support needs

Repository entry 1 July 2018

A growing body of research shows how community businesses may be well-placed to address a wide range of health and wellbeing challenges. Recent survey evidence shows ‘improved health and wellbeing’ to be the most common primary aim for 25% of community businesses and a secondary aim for nearly 50%.

This research adopted a qualitative case …

We still haven’t found what we’re looking for: Uncharted investment in Charities, Social Enterprises and Community Businesses

Repository entry 1 May 2017

This report aims to help community businesses understand their finance options beyond banks and social investment, including opportunities presented through the local community, friends and family, local authorities and other public bodies. Community businesses may also find that the terms of finance available from such sources have relatively …


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