NEXT CALL: Wednesday 2nd December at 10:30am


The Community Business Mutual Aid group is run by and for community-led businesses in the UK. It is about solidarity, inspiration and practical peer support. It was created in response to COVID-19 but as the network evolves it now looks forward to its legacy: to rebuild and to create a movement for the long-term.

You can drop in on our monthly Zoom calls at any time - these are open to all.
Please note that you will need to pre-register for each call.
We do a regular summary of what people have been discussing.
You can also join the network to receive updates, notifications of future calls and connect with others.
This is a peer led network so if you would like to contribute to the calls or have an idea for the future of the network and how it might be useful please email

Through the work of this network we have seen a new system emerging, and many unique stories being shared-these stories are all unique but share a mutual commitment to community businesses. These stories have formed a collection of conversations: a community business patchwork quilt. You can read the stories that form this patchwork quilt here

We are stronger together

What the group is doing...

  • A monthly Zoom call, held to discuss current issues, check in on one another, share best practice and discuss how to reconfigure the sector for the future. These discussions are hosted by a community businesses.
  • An email group where you add your email address securely and can then email everyone in the network.
  • Links to practical and inspirational stories from Community Business across the UK, as well as key government, sector and wider resources we hope you will find useful.



Our next call will be on Wednesday 2nd December @ 10:30. Check back soon for our theme.

Summary of the key emerging themes from the network and previous calls


Connect room - connection and sharing with peers around a particular topic or subject.

Scratch room - emerging ideas shared for friendly critique, support and new perspectives.

Discuss room- presenting community business case studies to stimulate questions and discussions.

Imagine room - exploring the role of community businesses in shaping the future across different systems.

Learn room - specific training or briefing session on themes of relevance to the network.

If you have any questions please email us directly


This peer support network is currently being hosted by Practical Governance LLP Many of our clients are community businesses and one of our co-founders is on the Management Committee of the Bevy community pub in Brighton. If a community business itself would like to take on this role we’d be delighted to hear from you.

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