A formerly thriving local hub had become almost unrecognisable and was on the brink of closure – until a community asset transfer helped turn it back into a bustling space of support and creativity. The inside story on a Bristol centre's new lease of life.
Designers in one of Brazil’s largest favelas are celebrating diversity, upcycling used fabrics and drawing inspiration from local history – and their creative influence has even spread across the Atlantic.
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The social investment finance intermediary publishes the results of its first year of investments in Bristol. Dangling the carrot of a tax break has encouraged social investment; now outcomes should prove equally attractive.
The Resonance Bristol Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) Fund has made its first three investments. Investment manager Donna Thomas told us what the Fund means for Bristol and why Resonance is now aiming to bring the benefits to other cities.