Big Society Awards
Set up by the Prime Minister in November 2010, and with twelve award winners each quarter. Includes details of past winners and information on how to nominate an organisation.
CEiS - Community Enterprise In Scotland
Provides business support services and finance solutions for social and community enterprises; describes their programmes and projects, with case studies and contacts.
Centric Community Projects
Offers free workspace to charities, non profit organizations and community groups in empty commercial buildings in the UK.
National charity that brings local people together across all ages, ethnicities and incomes to build a stronger society.
A version of the "slow movement" which aims to improve community life in towns around the UK.
Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT)
An independent regeneration organisation established to improve the quality of life in Britain’s coalfield communities. Describes their programmes and grants to community groups, with news and contacts.
Community Development Finance Association
A trade association for institutions that provide capital and support to create wealth in disadvantaged communities or under-served markets; includes a guide to the sector, with resources, news, events, contacts, and a careers guide.
A guide aimed at local groups who are interested in setting up a community energy project.
The Community Foundation in Wales
Dedicated to strengthening local communities by linking donors to local needs across Wales; provides advice for donors and grant applicants, with news, resources, and contacts.
Community Transport Association UK
Promotes the role of community and voluntary transport for enabling social inclusion and access across the UK. Provides a guide to their training, support, policies, a resource library, and directory of suppliers to the sector.
Denis Law Legacy Trust
A registered charity that operates and delivers a number of ‘free to access’ programmes and positive destination activities that enable young people to take part in and gain access to sport and other creative activities within their local communities.
Empowers local communities to set up groups of volunteers to collect surplus produce locally and prepare nutritious meals in unused professional kitchen spaces, which can then be served to needy community members.
A national network for community-led organisations working for social change; includes a directory of members and information about their programmes and activities.
Promotes the temporary use of empty retail buildings and commercial spaces for social enterprise purposes. Includes news, community features and forum.
Participatory Budget Unit
Supports public sector and community groups in developing participatory budgeting processes in their local areas within the UK.
Power to Change
An independent charitable trust, set up in January 2015 with a £150 million endowment from the Big Lottery Fund, to support, develop and grow community business across England.
Pub is the Hub
Provides resources and support to pubs which want to be the centre of the local community.
The School of Life
Social enterprise in London which aims to offer good ideas for everyday living.
Social Finance Ltd
Works to devise financial structures and raise the capital for sustainable revenue and investment for charities and social enterprises; includes a guide to their social investment programmes and services, with contacts.
Social Investment Business
Provides loans, grants and strategic support to charities and social enterprises to help them improve people’s lives. ?.
Community Interest Company which offers a wide range of programmes and training designed to help people from all backgrounds develop their skills and leadership.
The Third Sector Research Centre
Develops evidence on, for and with the voluntary and community sector and social enterprise in the UK; includes information on the latest research and events.
Your Square Mile
Portal which makes it easy for people to find out about community enterprises in their area.