BITC calls for evidence on role of business in place-based regeneration

Business in the Community’s (BITC) Place Taskforce, chaired by Lord Steve Bassam, is launching a call for evidence into the role of business in place-based regeneration.

The Place Taskforce builds on BITC’s four decades of experience facilitating place-based solutions, working across business, community, and government to drive impact, change and opportunities for growth. The ambition of the task force is to capture and showcase ‘what works’ in transforming the prospects of a place. The objective is to create a blueprint for business engagement in place-based transformation.

The findings will be shared via a report by April 2022 to coincide with the 40th anniversary of BITC.

The Place Taskforce is a group of specialists from diverse sectors who will advise, drive and participate in the process.

A number of key themes are examined in the call for evidence:

» Understanding the key drivers and barriers for business engagement in place-based working.
» How cross-sector collaborative working can be facilitated.
» The lessons that can be learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic.
» How business can have a truly transformative impact in their communities.

The Taskforce will strive to inform policy-makers on the crucial role business can play in this, as well as informing and influencing the Government’s flagship ‘place’ programme, the Levelling Up Agenda.

BITC is keen that social enterprises and mission-led businesses are prominently represented amongst contributors.

 Submit evidence.

 

Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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