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Invest in communities at scale

Covid-19 has brought us together as never before.

But it has also reinforced existing divisions of wealth, income, race and respect within our communities.

As we look to the future, we need support the things that bind us together - and invest in our communities at scale.

8 million people believe it would be "near impossible" to live without cash.

How banks must change to level-up Britain

Because we lack truly local banks, Britain doesn’t support local business as much as other countries like Germany or the United States. That's why the RSA has been supporting community banks across the country.

Find out more about community banks

 How banks must change to level-up Britain

Watch: Building Community Wealth and Resilience

Ted Howard is co-founder and president of the Democracy Collaborative, and pioneer of the community wealth-building movement.  He shares his vision for a post-pandemic social and economic reconstruction rooted in community transformation.

It's time for democratic decision making in the third sector

The voluntary sector has stepped up and worked together during the crisis. For the challenges ahead, it needs to make decision making more democratic.

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It's time for democratic decision making in the third sector
To beat Covid, we need an urgent stimulus for charities

To beat Covid, we need an urgent stimulus for charities

Without a significant increase in voluntary sector action in the UK, we cannot expect to beat Covid-19. This means giving charities an unprecedented fiscal stimulus.

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The impact of Covid-19 on good work: stories from catalyst grant winners

A network for disabled entrepreneurs. Supporting women in the travel industry. Filling the gap left by the lockdown of a community market. These are all projects supported by a RSA grant to deal with the impact of Covid-19 on the world of work. 

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The impact of Covid-19 on good work: stories from catalyst grant winners
Radical Finance

Radical Finance

The RSA has been working to reform finance for social good for over 200 years. Explore our history and plans for a network of regional banks. 

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The role the ‘fair finance’ sector can play in the recovery

Everyone should have the tools to manage their money. The founder of Bloom, a Community Interest Company that aims to change the status quo of financial and social exclusion, explains how the fair finance sector can help.

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The role the ‘fair finance’ sector can play in the recovery

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Our animation of Kate Raworth's insights into the value of communities, not just GDP.

John Keane looks at how to revive democracy during Covid-19.

Data trusts: what are they and how do they work?

Data trusts: what are they and how do they work?

How can the public take control over the vast amounts of data being produced about us? Data trusts can be the trade unions of the data economy.

Find out more about data trusts

Share and Support Projects

Community and collaboration are needed now more than ever. Our Wazoku ideas platform is a space to get projects that can make a difference off the ground. Share your ideas and support other to respond to the impact of Coivd-19. 

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Share and Support Projects