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About Community Wealth Building

Community Wealth Building focuses on how much money is held and reinvested in an area for the benefit of local communities. Stevenage Borough Council passed a motion on 29 January 2020 in support of Community Wealth Building. This included a commitment to launch a Cooperative and Inclusive Economy Charter.

Our approach to Community Wealth Building is underpinned by four key themes:

  • Procurement and social value.
  • Training and skills.
  • Growing the social economy sector.
  • Tackling climate change.

At the heart of the approach is making sure that the economy works for everyone.

Stevenage’s Cooperative and Inclusive Economy Charter

The Charter is part of the Council’s commitment to Community Wealth Building. The Charter's aim is to create a fairer society and a more resilient economy for everyone; local residents, organisations and businesses.

Some examples of how we can all work together to bring about an inclusive economy include:

  • shopping locally;
  • offering work placements and apprenticeships; and
  • using local supply chains.

You can download and read the Charter below.

You can pledge your support for the Charter by filling out the short form available below.

Cooperative Inclusive Economy Charter pledge - opens new window

More information

If you would like more information about Community Wealth Building in Stevenage, please email community.development@stevenage.gov.uk