Across England community businesses are bringing a new sense of prosperity and pride to local people. Yet many find it a struggle to access the finance they need. Power to Change is committed to addressing this need by providing a range of funding options.

Grant funding

In 2015 we awarded nearly £8 million of non-repayable funding through our Initial Grant Programme. In 2016, our £10 million Community Business Fund will support existing community businesses to become more sustainable.

Community pub in Bamford

Sector and place-based funding

As well as financing individual community businesses, we are also focusing on funding individual sectors, such as pubs delivering wider social impact, and places.

Our partners

Blended funding

 ‘Blended funding’ is when one of our grants is matched with a loan from a social investor. Find out more about our blended funding programme.

Community shares

Community shares can be issued by co-operative societies and community benefit societies. We are match funding community share issues to the tune of £1 million. Find out more.