We tell the Prime Minister what support co-ops require to help the Covid-19 recovery and 'levelling up'
Published9th July 2020
Last updated9th November 2020
Our submission to government makes seven recommendations:
- Make a one-off £20 million grant to help capitalise a new Community Shares Institutional Investor
- Provide £5 million over five years to support more communities to use Community Shares effectively
- Fund initiatives that nurture and mobilise social capital in high deprivation communities
- Fund bespoke peer coaching and mentoring initiatives in high deprivation communities
- Fund programmes to develop the efficacy of existing community organisations
- Help fund the expansion of the ‘platform co-op accelerator’ to towns and cities across the UK
- Include a significant role for community-led economic development in new post-Brexit schemes for ‘levelling up’
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