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Power to Change Trust – Community Business Fund

Grants of £50,000 to £300,000 will be available to existing community businesses looking to progress towards self-sufficiency. This could be through increasing trading income, securing an asset or significantly reducing revenue costs.

Businesses supported will be locally rooted, accountable to – and trading for the benefit of – the local community and delivering broad community impact by addressing at least one of the following seven core impact areas:

  • Reduce social isolation.
  • Improve health and wellbeing.
  • Increase employability.
  • Create better access to basic services.
  • Improve local environment.
  • Enable greater community cohesion.
  • Foster greater community pride and empowerment.

Grants can cover up to 75% of revenue costs or building-related capital and 100% of other capital costs. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate that other sources of funding have been or will shortly be confirmed. Projects can last up to three years.

Read more and apply here.

Deadline: 22 May (opens 24 April)