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17th November 2021

As you have subscribed to the All Wales Continuous Improvement Community, applications for our next Learn and Share event ‘Community Wealth Building’ are now open.

Community wealth building is a people and community centered approach to local economic development. It redirects wealth back into the local economy and places control and benifits into the hands of local people

The approach is rooted in the European social democratic tradition, in which the state works to protect public values and achieve good outcomes for citizens. The UK approach has drawn inspiration from work pioneered

by The Democracy Collaborative in Cleveland, Ohio and the Mondragon cooperatives of the Basque Country.

The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) is at the forefront of the Community Wealth Building movement in the UK.  Having worked with Preston since 2012 on the so-called ‘Preston model’, CLES is now supporting places across the UK and beyond to build community wealth.


Benefits to you

In this interactive workshop we will:

  • Introduce the theory and practice of Community Wealth Building.
  • Provide examples and case studies of Community Wealth Building in practice.
  • Discuss the relevance of Community Wealth Building in the Welsh policy context.
  • Provide opportunities for questions and discussion on the potential to further embed Community Wealth Building practice across Wales.

Please be aware this is ‘MS Teams’ an online session

If you’re interested in taking part, please visit our website to find out more.

Places will be given on a first come first served basis.

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