Growing anchor networks in place: a how to guide

10th December 2020.

The Covid-19 pandemic has destabilised our present and will profoundly affect our social, economic and political future. As we begin to emerge from the initial stages of the crisis, we need to use the power of anchor institutions to help with the economic recovery.

This guide explains the conditions that are required for networks of anchor intuitions to flourish and draws upon our learning from the Birmingham Anchor Network. Here we provide a practical illustration as to how groups of anchors can adopt progressive strategies in relation to procurement, employment, as well as land and property assets to assist in rescuing, recovering and reforming local economies in the wake of Covid-19.

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