Info and Options for funding the creation of the Neighbourhood Plan and the resulting projects:
Our community engagement activities are part-funded by grants and donations. Budget cuts are affecting our ability to complete The Plan.
If you believe a Neighbourhood Plan is important, please consider donating a small amount via credit card or Paypal. Donations are separate from membership status.
Bright Ideas Fund
Power to Change is an independent charitable trust set up with a £150 million endowment from Big Lottery Fund. Our role is to support community businesses to create better places across England over the next ten years.
The four key features of a community business are:
Locally rooted: 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.