Having a reliable and trustworthy person who is at a fixed location near people's home at the same times every day is a huge opportunity for a range of local service provisions. Shopkeepers need to capitalise on this and formalise their contribution to the community.
Finance Archives - Page 35 of 43 - NewStart
Whether rural or urban, the examples above show us that it is possible not only to maintain, but also expand, the quality of service provisions in our neighbourhoods through ingenious combinations of mixed-mode investment and creative reutilisation of community assets.
How do you get investment in infrastructure when the economy’s nosediving? You stop pursuing old avenues and go for something new, says Dan Gregory
Not only have many essential community services and organisations already been lost through four consecutive years of reduced government funding, but this year we found that demand for services continues to grow, with advice services seeing the biggest increase in demand.
To those who question the future role of local authorities, Camden’s Equality Taskforce provides a bold answer and will help the council to define a much clearer role as a local strategic and democratic leader in an uncertain future.
New types of investment are needed to kick-start our local economies. A team at Bristol Council is leading on the development of a local investment fund aimed at supporting the economic growth and wellbeing of the city.
A study mapping government policies in England shows the importance of understanding the bigger picture, as Cecilia Wong, Mark Baker, Stephen Hincks, Andreas Schultz-Baing and Brian Webb explain
Small groups, often comprising just volunteers, battle against the odds to give life to a building for which there is no market solution and which is often blighting the surrounding area through its dereliction. Adding 20% to the overall costs of essential alterations could stop many of these projects in their tracks.
Public sector organisations have to make the most of the vastly reduced resources at their disposal. Andrew Mowlah explains how utilising information can maximise your impact
Indy Johar is co-founder of architectural practice 00:/. Through the launch of projects including the Compendium for the Civic Economy, the Civic Crowd and HubWestminster – an incubator for social businesses in central London – he and his team are co-creating the civic economy and leading by example