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Power to Change

Power to Change supports people to start and grow community businesses to revive local assets, protect the services people rely on, and address local needs. Do you have a great business idea that could help tackle problems in your area or realise the potential of where you live? Or, maybe you want to save a local space from closing? If so, community business could be the answer. Community businesses are set up and led by the local community. Because of this local control, they are often more resilient than other business types. Maybe you already have an established community business but need to diversify your income streams, manage volunteers and engage your community more to keep your business growing. Power to Change has funds to help you do this and Suffolk is working in partnership to help foster community businesses in the area. You can find out more about Power to Change at

Listen to our chat with Colin Baldwin, from Suffolk County Council about Power to Change below