Power to Change – business in community hands has re-opened their £10m fund to help community businesses of all types to apply for money to develop their work.
”Power to Change awards grants to grow and develop community businesses.
The second window for applications to our £10 million Community Business Fund is now open until 31 August. We will also have an application window open in October.
Through the fund, we will award grants between £50,000 – £300,000 to community businesses in England.”
Source: Power to Change web pages Accessed: 28.07.2016
Your community enterprise must meet the following criteria…
- Locally rooted
- Accountable to the local community
- Trading for the benefit of the local community
- Have broad community impact
There is also a community leader development scheme embedded within the work of Power to Change. The Leadership Academy, in partnership with the RSA, the Real Ideas Organisation and Sheffield University Management School, provides individuals with opportunities to develop their skills.