We actively seek to create an environment in which the community business sector will thrive. We do this through championing their cause to create a supportive policy, funding, and advisory landscape for them to operate within. We work collaboratively and strategically at a national level with a range of stakeholders, including government and public bodies, corporates, funding institutions and other third sector organisations. We know that community businesses play a much deeper role than simply providing a service – they can empower rural communities to address issues such as isolation, wellbeing, loneliness, work and training. Above all, we want to create a smoother journey for communities to set up community businesses and make it easier for those already running them.