Community wealth building case studies

We are working with dozens of local authorities, anchor institutions, combined authorities and UK nations to develop community wealth building  approaches that are tailored to the needs of their place. Follow the links below to learn more.

Community wealth building places

Birmingham →
Brighton and Hove →
Darlington →
Dublin →
Fife →
Hamburg, Germany →
Islington →
Leeds →
Lewes →
Luton →
Manchester →
Newham →  Social licensing in homecare →
North Ayrshire →
Preston →
Salford Third Sector Grants Fund →
Southampton →
Wigan →
Wirral →

Anchor institutions delivering community wealth building in place


Eeklo, Belgium →
Mouscron, Belgium →
Municipal ownership
Wolverhampton Solar Farm →
Oldham Energy Futures →


East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust →
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust →
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust →
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust →
Hywel Dda University Health Board →
Birmingham: hospitality to health →
Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust →
I Can →


Community Gateway Association →
L&Q housing association and Foundation →


Transport for Greater Manchester →

The five pillars of community wealth building – in action

Making financial power work for local places

Local pension funds
Mutuals and community banks →
Credit unions → 

Plural ownership of the economy

Small enterprises
Creative economy
Greater Manchester Community Wealth Hub →
North of the Tyne: Supply teachers’ co-op →

Fair employment and just labour markets

The Real Living Wage
Dundee Living Wage City →
Good Employment Charter
Recruitment from “hard to reach” groups
Manchester City Council: My Future ILM →

Progressive procurement of goods and services

Local spending to support local enterprise →
Social value frameworks
Pre-qualification criteria
Market shaping for the commissioning of services

Socially productive use of land and property

Community land trusts
The commons
Scottish Vacant and Derelict Land Taskforce →
The Liverpool City Region Land Commission →
Abney Park: council land for energy production →