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What is Community Wealth Building?

We are the first Community Wealth Building (CWB) Council in Scotland. 

CWB means more local employment and a larger and more diverse business base, ensuring that wealth is locally owned and benefits local people.

It is about how we work as an organisation and with partners, from the:

  • goods that we buy
  • people that we employ
  • assets we own 
  • powers we have that can bring about change to maximise local economic opportunities

We launched our CWB Strategy in May 2020, you can watch a summary of the online launch below:

You can also view our CWB in North Ayrshire strategy (PDF, 9mb).

Our Community Wealth Building Mission

To support the achievement of the Council Plan’s vision of a North Ayrshire that is ‘Fair for All’ by enhancing local wealth and the creation of fair jobs, and maximising the potential of all our places through working in partnership with our communities and businesses.

For an overview of Community Wealth Building and what it means for North Ayrshire, take a look at our strategy snapshot, view our FAQs or watch our short animations below:

What is Community Wealth Building?
Community Wealth Building in North Ayrshire

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