The initiative is designed to offer guidance and support to help communities fund sustainable solutions to local issues, in areas such as saving a local library or pub from closure, or setting up a new enterprise to create job opportunities for local people.
The consortium will also run six free roadshow events in locations in England in September, before the launch later this year of the BLF’s £150m Power to Change programme, which was announced last year and will give grants to community enterprises that engage directly with local communities in England.
Steve Clare, deputy chief executive of Locality, said: "Many communities have the ambitions and ideas but need help both to get started and to scale up their existing businesses. We look forward to meeting people at our roadshows and through the Power to Change community network."
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