Unlocking the Next Economy:
Churches and Enterprise

Could your church support the local economy? Are you a community enterprise looking for space? Unlocking the Next Economy, a year-long pilot by Stir To Action, is about enabling the wider community to work with the worshipping community to include church buildings in local Community Wealth Building strategies.

Stir To Action will be working with new economic organisations and communities to identify local needs, provide workshop training, legal support, and mobilise local investment to launch new community business in the South West of England.
It’s become increasingly clear to us, especially in the past few years, that physical assets are a crucial element of any community led approach to economic development. The material value of community owned assets, is often what makes the difference between a short one-off and ultimately not very impactful project, and a long term systemic change in a local economy.
—Rachel Laurence, New Economics Foundation
If you are interested in getting involved in the project as a partner, community or enterprise coach, contact us at: