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Our assets, our future

The economics, outcomes and sustainability of assets in community ownership


July 2019


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The research, commissioned by Power to Change and the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government, is the first full analysis of the economic contribution and financial health of England’s much-loved community-owned assets in over a decade. The project sought to address evidence gaps identified in earlier work commissioned by Power to Change. It was authored by a team of researchers from the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University and the Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR).

The report reveals a community ownership sector that is growing fast and making an increasingly significant contribution to the UK economy. The research finds good financial health across community-owned assets, but highlights vulnerabilities and areas where support is needed to further stabilise and grow this important sector.


You can download the report from the Power to Change website.




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