Power to Change Community Business Fund opens 11 September 2018

20th August 2018

The Community Business Fund from independent trust, Power to Change, will open on Tuesday 11 September, offering grants between £50,000 and £300,000 to community businesses in England trading for the benefit of and accountable to their local communities.

The Community Business Fund will only fund incorporated organisations:

  • Charitable Incorporated Organisation
  • Community Benefit Society
  • Community Interest Company Limited by Guarantee
  • Community Interest Company Limited by Shares
  • Company Limited by Guarantee
  • Company Limited by Shares
  • Co-operative Society.

Eligible projects must demonstrate at least one of the core impact areas below:

  • 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

Organisations are encouraged to read the guidance for the fund before making an application.

The deadline for applications will be 9 October 2018 (12 noon).

Once the fund is launched on 11 September 2018 you can register and start the application process here: https://www.powertochange.org.uk/getsupport/programmes/community-business-fund/

A free webinar is being held on 13 September to give hopeful applicants an overview of the fund and its eligibility criteria. Register for the webinar.

If you have a question about the Community Business Fund, please contact their grant partner BE Group by phone 0300 1240444 , email cbf@be-group.co.uk.