communities

Five ways to bring money and investment into your local area

Crowdfunding isn’t the only way to get projects off the ground. There are other ways to encourage investment. With government grants disappearing and banks more reluctant to fund small businesses, local communities are seeking new ways to find investment.

  • CLES 10

    Community Wealth Building: Harnessing the potential of anchor institutions

    23rd March 2016
    Our historic and contemporary work around anchor institutions has led to a realisation that in times of economic uncertainty and a...
  • CLES 10

    Devolution: A Historical and Global context

    8th September 2015
    It is imperative that new governance structures actively accommodate the voices of citizens and the social economy; yet, it is onl...
  • BULLETIN

    Party manifestos review 2015

    22nd April 2015
    The bulletin summarises the key sections and themes of all party manifestos relevant to local socio-economic growth, and indicate ...
  • RESEARCH

    CLES Manifesto for local economies

    17th March 2015
    This CLES Manifesto is underpinned by our values and principles and is based on the experience of our work in local economies over...
  • RESEARCH

    Austerity Uncovered

    16th January 2015
    This report is based on research by the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES), commissioned by the TUC. It is designed to lo...
  • RESEARCH

    Due North: Report of the Inquiry on Health Equity for the North

    15th September 2014
    The report details evidence on trends in health inequalities and flowing from this provides a set of recommendations – based on...
  • CLES 10

    Approaches to Addressing Poverty

    11th April 2014
    In this CLES 10, we introduce ten ways in which places are addressing poverty through a place and relationship based approach. ...
  • CLES 10

    Progressive Housing Associations

    11th April 2014
    In this CLES 10, we introduce ten ways in which places are addressing poverty through a place and relationship based approach. ...
  • CLES 10

    Better quality jobs

    31st January 2014
    The Government’s welfare reform seeks to make work pay by moving more people into paid employment. Whilst important, this much c...