The Community Business Fix Show - Community Cafes - Power to Change

In this episode of the Community Business Fix, we visit Café INDIEpendent in Scunthorpe to shine a light on the impact this co-operative venture is having in its local area. Much more than a place to grab a coffee, the café is helping to tackle social isolation and providing training opportunities for young people. We also hear some top tips on community café’s from Buzz Lockleaze in Bristol. Show Notes You can read the full case study on Café INDIEpendent as well as other case studies on community businesses and the impact they are having on the Power to Change website. The Power to Change Research Institute has produced a Success Guide for Community Café. Have a read to get a useful insight into growing your community café and making it sustainable. Power to Change recently attended the People’s Powerhouse Conference in Bradford to help make a case for the role of community business in the Northern Powerhouse. Read our blog on the event. Power to Change is offering 20 fully-funded places on Stir to Action’s New Economy Programme. Find out more and how to apply. If you’re starting a community business venture, you can find useful resources ( and research ( on the Power to Change website including a Guide to Community Asset Transfer (, a report on the role of community business in providing health and wellbeing services (, and Research on Factors that contribute towards community business success ( You can also read our latest report on Community Business in 2030, which outlines eight significant shifts needed for community business to flourish in the future ( Find out about Events going on in the community business sector also on our website (, including the upcoming Losing Control Conference from the Social Change Agency ( and the Looking After Ourselves Online Workshop from Eden Project Communities ( You can find out more about what’s going on at Power to Change and in the community business movement in all these places: Our website: By subscribing to our newsletter: On Twitter: On Facebook: Instagram: YouTube: LinkedIn: Discover other Community Business Fix episodes and full transcripts of the shows on the Power to Change website. This show is a production. Access a transcript of the show -
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