Community wealth building 2019

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Today we release our first annual snapshot of the community wealth building movement – community wealth building 2019. You can get your copy by clicking here.

Community wealth building is an intentional reorganisation of the local economy in order to tackle the inequalities and disadvantages that are today, more than ever, so acutely felt in our homes and communities across the UK.

This publication provides an overview of the theory of community wealth building, highlights of the past year, tried and tested practice, as well as the ways in which people, organisations and areas across the UK are forging new ground. In addition, it outlines the challenges that are currently affecting the advancement of community wealth building. It also provides some next steps that we hope will continue to build and grow this flourishing movement, enabling it to develop at scale across the UK.

In June 2019 we hosted the second annual Community Wealth Building Summit, the only event like it in the UK. The 200-strong delegate list read like a roll call of locations and sectors where community wealth building is happening. From Newham to North Ayrshire and Leeds to Lewisham, this progressive approach to economic development is being adopted by universities, health institutions, community businesses, local councils, as well as the private sector. In writing this publication, we sought to capture the essence and the energy of this year’s Summit – we hope you agree that it does. Let the movement flourish!