Community Business Weekend is taking place 4 - 7 May 2018. Community Business Weekend, which is organised by Power to Change, exists to shine a light on the 7,000 community businesses across the country.

Event details

When Friday 4 May to Monday 7 May

In 2017, more than 150 independent events took place attracting nearly 12,000 visitors in total. As a result, 96% of organisers recommended that other community businesses take part this year.

Community businesses are organisations rooted in a local area, run by and answerable to members of the community, and which make a trading profit to re-invest in doing more social good. Community-led pubs, libraries, housing, shops, farms, transport, and renewable energy are just some examples.

The Weekend offers a unique opportunity for community businesses to invite local people to see behind the scenes, understand how they can get involved in running a business for community good and have a say in local decision making.

For more information, please visit the Community Business Weekend website.

Nova is hosting a network meeting on 8 May 2018 to discuss Community-led Housing in the Wakefield District as part of Community Business Weekend run by Power to Change. Details can be found in our Events section.