Community Business Success Guide to Room Hire

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Sarah Thelwall

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As the first in a set of Success Guides, this guide explores how community businesses earn money from room hire. The guide is based on a benchmark analysis of the Profit & Loss data of 59 community businesses across England. These businesses either received grant funding from Power to Change, the independent trust supporting community businesses in England, or have applied to one of their grant making programmes.

The guide also intends to support that hard work with some concrete data to help you run a more sustainable community business. This doesn’t replace peer advice, good local knowledge, or community engagement, but it does give a bit of useful scaffolding for the development and growth of trading income.