STIR magazine launch: What next for community business?

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written by

Grace Crabtree

Aug 12, 2021



Where? Online

When? 8 September 2021, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Recent years have seen an explosion in the number of community businesses, with the sector doubling in size in the last five years. The social investment policy environment, created by the Big Society initiative of Cameron’s coalition, was responsible for much of this growth. The deliberate defunding of civil society created the vacuum and programmes were developed to encourage the social enterprise sector to fill it.

However, in common with most policy initiatives, there have been unintended outcomes: 

During the magazine launch we’ll use the current situation as framing to discuss what should happen next, asking:

Join our Stir magazine launch with co-operative and community business advisor Mark Simmonds to discuss his recent article – What Next for Community Business? – in our current Summer 2021 issue. 

You can read the article here, or buy a print copy here.

Register for your free place here