It's everyone's place

Our place-based collaborative approach to social value creation focuses on a single geography. We work to engage all parts of a community to help them regenerate and thrive: healthier, greener, fairer.

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Our vision for every community

A place-based initiative taps into the community spirit of everybody and every business that lives and works in the area. It galvanises the power of collective action to help a community flourish.

We’ve three key aims for each community.

  • We want a fairer, healthier, sustainable, inclusive, and locally-rooted economy where wealth is fairly shared.
  • We want to regenerate our environment, where people are supported into and progress in well-paid, secure jobs.
  • We want to see assets and resources within the local economy create prosperity and opportunity for all.

How do we get there?

There are many different ingredients that we need to combine to help communities thrive. Our journey to social value requires radical collaboration, and a keen understanding of how different parts of society function on a macro and micro level.

It’s about breaking down traditional ‘silos’ to see collaboration across all sectors; across public, private and third sectors, and with the everyday citizens. Encouraging a collective sense of ownership and responsibility to ‘place’ is vital to make a community really flourish

We help place-makers to develop a coordinated programme of spend and investment, delivered though day to day operations and activities.

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Who builds placed-based creation?

Public sector anchor institutions

Public sector anchor institutions

These institutions have the power to radically change communities, whether they’re local authorities, health providers, universities or otherwise

Private sector anchor institutions

Private sector anchor institutions

Large businesses, shopping or retail centres and other large organisations can play a huge role in the creation of social value within a place.

Suppliers

Suppliers

Anyone providing goods or services to anchor institutions can add an surprising amount of social value in the process.

Developers and consultant teams

Developers and consultant teams

Delivering new buildings and infrastructure presents an enormous opportunity to create social value in a community.

Micro, small and medium businesses

Micro, small and medium businesses

SMEs are cornerstones of communities across the country and cannot be underestimated.

Voluntary, community and social enterprises

Voluntary, community and social enterprises

Organisations who are already devoted to improve the health of communities are vital in the journey to a better society.

Want to contribute to your place?

Learn from our experts about identifying local needs, and building a strategy to boost social value creation.