CLES awarded a Power to Change research grant

CLES has been awarded a new grant by the Power to Change Research Institute.

The research is set to examine how community businesses contribute to inclusive growth in deprived communities. Over the next 12 months this research project will be looking at:

  • Why do community businesses grow/thrive in some deprived areas and not others?
  • Where community businesses do operate in deprived areas, to what extent are these initiated by or empower people living in poverty?
  • Are specific types of community business more likely to be initiated/empower people living in poverty?
  • What are the critical factors that allow community business to contribute to more inclusive growth and how should support be shaped to encourage more inclusive growth?