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This report investigates different community hubs across England to find out what are the common factors that make a community hub successful.

The research investigates characteristics of what makes a good community hub, important factors in a community hub’s finances, the impact of owning an asset on the community hub, and business models that can help a community hub thrive.

This evidence and findings in this report are useful to anyone involved in running, funding or supporting community hubs.

What will I learn?

  • Characteristics of community hubs
  • Income sources and finances of community hubs
  • Benefits and impact of asset ownership on community hubs
  • Business models, tactics, and tips for survival for community hubs
  • What support community hubs need to survive
  • How other community hubs have survived over the years and how
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