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Introduction to community wealth building

Date & Time of Training: 
29 August, 2019 - 13:00 to 17:00
Venue: 
Manchester - tbc

The training will focus on four main themes:

  1. Introduction: What is community wealth building and why is it important?
  2. Theory: What are the strategies to harness and democratise community wealth?
  3. Practice: Where has it worked and what has its impact been?
  4. Action: How can attendees apply community wealth building strategies within their own organisations and communities?

Who’s it for?
The introductory training course is for anyone who recognise that the economy is failing to work for everyone and is looking for a new approach to local economic development.

We particularly encourage elected representatives, policy-makers, and members of co-operatives, social enterprises, and the voluntary and community sector to attend.

Why attend?
Community wealth building has been proven to bring real benefits to local people and places, as exemplified by the success of the Preston Model. A growing number of towns and cities across the UK are adopting this new approach, and this course provides an introduction for those looking to do the same.

As you may have experienced, traditional economic development strategies, such as those aimed at attracting inward investment, rarely bring the economic, social and environmental benefits anticipated.

This course will demonstrate how places can harness existing wealth to strengthen local economies, and will explore the roles of anchor institutions; complementary currencies; banking practices; and community businesses.

Attend this course if you want to find out more about joining a growing movement of community wealth building who are succeeding in finding new ways to realise economic, social, and environmental benefits in their local communities.

Provider: 
CLES
Cost: 
£100.00 per person
Further details / booking: 

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