Anchor Inst Cartoon6 Steps to Build Community Wealth” is a UK Co-operative Party report by Anna Birley, hot of the press – published July 17!

It’s not strictly speaking a report; more a practical guide for councillors, local authorities, public-sector institutions and those working in regional economic development.

In six simple steps it sets out an Anchor Institution based model to build community wealth.  The model outlined  – with examples from our friends at CLES and also in Preston –  mirrors much of the vision set out by Rochdale Stronger Together.  Helpfully it develops the various aspects of an Anchor model and puts forward a range of options that communities implementing such an approach need to consider.

By offering plenty of examples and pitching the content at a truly practical level, 6 Steps to Build Community Wealth  promises to be a highly useful document!

6 Steps to Build Community Wealth: Using what we already have to generate local economic growth co-operatively, the Co-operative Party, Anna Birley – July 2017

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