Power to Change was set up in response to growing recognition of the challenges faced by communities in maintaining vibrant local places with access to shops and services, opportunities for employment and skill development, a strong local fabric and a sense of positive future.

Core to this is a recognition of community business as a new model for local change. All of our programmes are directed to achieving this. The Research Institute will evaluate Power to Change programmes against these long-term outcomes.

We also want community businesses to be able to measure their impact – so we’ve created Twine, an easy impact measurement dashboard. Twine’s intelligent technology makes sense of your business data, giving you a clear view on what’s working and what isn’t, so you can improve things and move forward.