Power to Change awards grants to help new and existing community businesses grow and become more sustainable.

We have three main grant programmes:


You may also be interested in other funding options, such as community shares or blended funding (a mix of grant and loan).

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See what we funded on our community business map.

New Wortley is a community business outside Leeds funded by Power to Change

Community business fund

Find out more about our £10m Community Business Fund. Through the fund we will award grants between £50,000- £300,000 to existing community businesses in England to become more sustainable.

Bamford - a community business grant funded by Power to Change

What is community business?

A community business is run by local people for the social, economic and environmental benefit of their community. Find out more about what makes a community business.

Bright Ideas Fund for new community business ideas

Do you have a local community asset that you’ve saved but don’t know what it could be turned into? Or a community business idea that you don’t know how to get off the ground? If you are a community group or organisation who would like to set up a community business but need a bit of help, the new Community Business Bright Ideas Fund is for you.