Making levelling up a reality

31st March 2021.

Building community wealth with the infrastructure of everyday life

The UK, and particularly England, has longstanding and persistent geographical disparities in economic and social conditions and outcomes. The disadvantage that stems from this inequality is both complex and varied. Having placed this regional inequality at the heart of its programme, the government must empower local areas and communities to maximise their existing skills, talents and capabilities. This publication advocates for community wealth building as a powerful tool to democratise local economies provides suggestions for how it can be used within applications to the government’s Levelling Up Fund to develop an approach where wealth is brought closer to our communities and our neighbourhoods.