What is the purpose of this Practice Note?
Suddenly everyone is talking about Community Wealth Building (CWB).
Although you may only have heard of Community Wealth Building recently, many of the principles and concepts that make up CWB are not entirely new – they might already be in place, but perhaps not drawn together in one approach.
However, inevitably as with any “new” approach, there is a degree of professional language that has built up around CWB. This short practice note aims to make it more accessible.
The note sets out what CWB is and how its principles can be used to add value to the £5 billion investment in the City Region & Regional Growth Deals programme, with questions that can help you to consider how to implement CWB in practice and examples of where this is being done already.
About the Author
Chris Oswald is on secondment from the EHRC to the Scottish Government. He has worked on equality and human rights issues in Scotland in the voluntary sector, for Health Boards, and in the Commission for Racial Equality & the Disability Rights Commission.