Apply for one of 30 fully funded places on any of our community ownership webinars
We're working with Power to Change again to offer 30 fully-funded places on any Stir to Action's Community Ownership webinars as part of our New Economy Programme!
So if you’re involved in or inspiring to establish a new community business, take a look at our year-long programme, choose a workshop, and tell us how it will benefit your local community.
You should apply if
You are involved in or inspiring to establish a new community business
You will write and share a blog about their experience to publish on stirtoaction.com and powertochange.co.uk
What is community business?
They are rooted in a particular geographical place and respond to its needs. For example, that could be high levels of urban deprivation or rural isolation.
Trading for the benefit of the local community
They are businesses. Their income comes from things like renting out space in their buildings, trading as cafes, selling produce they grow or generating energy.
Accountable to the local community
They are accountable to local people, for example through a community shares offer that creates members who have a voice in the business’s direction.
Broad community impact
They benefit and impact their local community as a whole. They often morph into the hub of a neighbourhood, where all types of local groups gather, for example to access broadband or get training in vital life skills.
The New Economy Programme is Stir to Action’s democratic learning and action platform, both a national and online training programme, offering a wide range of courses on engagement and participation, social communications, media and journalism, democratic business, placemaking, creativity, and autonomy at work. Spaces limited to 25 places on each webinar – register your place now!