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 →
Leeds →
Luton →
Manchester →
Newham →
North Ayrshire →
Preston →
Southampton →
Wigan →
Wirral →

Anchor institutions delivering community wealth building in place


East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust →
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust →
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust →


Community Gateway Association →
L&Q housing association and Foundation →
Rochdale Boroughwide Housing →

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
Municipal ownership
Creative economy

Fair employment and just labour markets

The Real Living Wage
Good Employment Charter
Recruitment from “hard to reach” groups

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