CLES

Bringing community wealth to Birmingham

Funded by the Barrow Cadbury Trust, CLES will be undertaking work in Birmingham over the next 18 months exploring how the power of anchor institutions based in the City can be harnessed for maximum local economic and social benefit.

What is a good city economy?

A new report reveals the cities at the forefront of a new movement to build neighbourhood wealth and prosperity. The report is a joint project between New Start magazine, Centre for Local Economic Strategies and New Economics Foundation.

We need a real deal on devolution- new joint SPERI and CLES report

Devolution is not without significant risks and challenges. A new joint paper ‘The Real Deal: Pushing the parameters of devolution deals’ from the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) and the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) explores the restrictions in the current devolution agenda, and presents ideas for a new settlement to make devolution a force for progressive change.

Want to develop your community?

If you belong to a community that wants to work towards seeing real economic change in your area, then you’ll be thrilled to hear that the Community Economic Development programme is relaunching. The programme is looking to support 20 groups that want to take a lead in shaping their economies for the benefit of their community.

Greater Manchester Social Value Network

CLES has been involved in developing the Greater Manchester Social Value Network, the core purpose of which is to influence stakeholders, policy and strategy at the Greater Manchester level around social value.

Community Wealth Building: Harnessing the potential of anchor institutions

Our historic and contemporary work around anchor institutions has led to a realisation that in times of economic uncertainty and austerity there is a host of unrealised potential within anchor institutions in places all across the UK which needs to be harnessed further. In this CLES 10 we therefore outline ten key steps to realising this potential.