Monthly Archives: March 2019

Doing it Ourselves – Plymouth City Council

2nd March, 2019 / CCIN

A strategic action plan to double the local co-operative economy in Plymouth by 2025.  Plymouth City Council is the first council in the country to commit to doubling the size of its cooperative economy – helping local people to take more control of jobs, livelihoods and to keep more money in the city. There are ...

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Fuelling ambitions creatively together (FACT) – Salford City Council and Unlimited Potential

3rd April, 2018 / CCIN

There is a persistent gap between those young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their more fortunate peers in economic opportunities and outcomes. Each year, a vote amongst young people in Salford schools consistently produces ‘learning for life’ as their top priority. Despite significant and continuing economic growth in Salford, far too many local residents have ...

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The Preston Co-operative Development Network – Preston City Council

3rd April, 2018 / CCIN

The Preston Co-operative Development Network (PCDN) was registered on the 27th July 2017 as a Community Benefit Society governed by co-operative values and principles. The constitution of the PCDN is an integral part of the ‘Preston Model’, and follows the recommendations of a report by the University of Central Lancashire to Preston City Council on ...

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Spending and investing locally through innovative procurement processes – Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

3rd April, 2018 / CCIN

Through its Knowsley Better Together Principles, Knowsley Council aims to prioritise spending, investment or recruitment locally to build social value. There is a strong commitment within the Council to raise the profile of high quality procurement and its role in delivering benefits to the local community. By prioritising social value outcomes in procurement activity, the ...

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Oldham Food Network – Oldham Council

29th March, 2018 / CCIN

What is it? The Oldham Food Network… Is a community-led organisation – run by local people, for local people Brings together groups from communities across Oldham involved in food activity Engages members Borough-wide Read more: Oldham Food Network – Oldham Council

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Funded with Food – Funding Oldham’s ideas, one plate at a time

28th March, 2018 / CCIN

Funded with Food backs local people with local ideas. There are no complicated forms or long-winded processes, just real people with an inspiring idea for Oldham. Funded with Food is a crowdfunding event with a difference, aimed at local people with local ideas and funded by the community itself, it awards at least £250 in cash to one brilliant ...

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Thriving Communities – Oldham Council

28th March, 2018 / CCIN

The Thriving Communities (TC) programme is the bedrock of the Oldham Cares programme and central to the Oldham Model contained in the Oldham Plan.  It focuses on creating the conditions for sustainable prevention, social action and change which are pre-requisites of achieving the overarching outcomes of the wider programme.  It will do this through developing ...

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Community Wealth Building – Preston City Council

17th October, 2017 / CCIN

Based on work by CLES and the Democracy Collaborative in USA, in 2013 we identified so-called ‘anchor institutions’, the largest purchasers of goods and services in the locality, who we saw as potential ‘community wealth builders’. Exploring how a change in the spend of existing anchors within the public economy could create a local economic ...

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