A community event, there are balloons tied to chairs, and people are looking at something off camera. People are smiling and looking really happy.

The Community Hub Handbook provides detailed support on how to run a thriving community hub and ensure that it has a financially secure future.

Packed with information, checklists, templates, case studies and practical tools, the handbook covers a wide range of business essentials such as building relationships, acquiring premises, securing sustainable income, marketing, staffing, governance and more.

This guide is essential reading for anyone involved in setting up or managing a community hub.

What will I learn?

  • Understanding what community hubs are and their role in the community
  • Identifying what your local community needs
  • Building your team – recruiting trustees, staff and volunteers
  • Engaging your community – including local businesses, the local authority and local people.
  • Acquiring community hub premises
  • Finding appropriate financial support for your project
  • Managing your premises and organisation
  • Effective organisational models and processes
  • Understanding and measuring your impact
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