Derelict land and cuts to youth services spur some people to action. We interview Target Football CIC to find out how to set up community football services for local people, and their ambitious expansion plans, supported by the likes of M&S.

Listen on iTunesStitcher, Acast, Google Play or Soundcloud

Read the transcript

Show notes 01/05/19

The M&S Community Business Challenge is coming to Plymouth, Bradford and Bristol in 2019. Community businesses can apply for mentoring from M&S and a small Power to Change grant. Find out more http://www.communitybusinesschallenge.co.uk/

The Community Business Fund is now open for applications until 22 May. It offers grants between £50,000 and £300,000 to help existing community businesses become more sustainable. There will be an additional round in September. Find out more https://www.powertochange.org.uk/get-support/programmes/community-business-fund/

Get support for your community sports club from members network Supporters Direct https://supporters-direct.org

Check out other community football case studies – East Lancashire Football Development Association and Kiveton Park and Wales CDP.

Remember to sign up to our newsletter (https://www.powertochange.org.uk/our-newsletter/) and follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/peoplesbiz) for the latest updates and funding opportunities.