• Community wealth building

    CLES are the curators of the community wealth building movement in the UK.

What is community wealth building?

— An approach to economic development that changes the way that our economies function, retaining more wealth and opportunity for the benefit of local people.

What we do

CLES's work in supporting the community wealth building movement in the UK focuses on three main areas.
    • We convene networks of community wealth building practitioners.
    • We conduct research to develop community wealth building practice and influence policy.
    • We offer events, workshops and tailored support to help individuals and organisations build community wealth.

Case studies

Dozens of places across the UK are developing community wealth building approaches.