Unfortunately, we were not able to support all community businesses through the C-19 Emergency Trading Income Support Scheme, as much as we would like to.

On our website, you will find information about wider sector support including funding available for community businesses, as well as a breakdown of the government support available.

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The C-19 Emergency Trading Income Support Scheme was available to current and previous Power to Change grantees, and to community businesses which are members of Power to Change’s strategic partners – Co-operatives UK, Locality and the Plunkett Foundation – all of whom played a key role in designing this response.

If you are a Community Business Fund grantee, please get in touch with cbfsupport@powertochange.org.uk as you may be eligible for separate trading income support and can apply through a different pathway.


What is the C-19 Emergency Trading Income Support Scheme?
The C-19 Emergency Trading Income Support Scheme provides emergency finance in the form of small grants to community businesses in England, as a contribution towards trading income lost as a result of COVID-19. We have dedicated £5 million to this scheme to support current and past grantees of Power to Change, and community businesses who are members of our core strategic partners Locality, Co-operatives UK, and Plunkett Foundation.

Is it open for applications?
The support scheme is now closed for applications.

Who can apply?
Eligible Power to Change grantees and Cooperatives UK, Locality and Plunkett Foundation members were invited to apply.

What can you apply for?
Community businesses accepted on to the scheme will receive a grant of up to £25,000 to contribute towards trading income lost between April to June 2020 as a result of COVID-19. The grant size will be calculated based on your trading income from April 2019 – March 2020, and will be equal to 25% of trading income for that period or £25,000 – whichever is lower.

Where can I find out more?
You can find out more by reading the guidance notes and our Frequently Asked Questions.

Here are the slides and a recording of the webinar, where you will be able to find out more about the fund and application process and hear questions from participants answered by our panel.

Do you have questions about your application?
If you have any questions about your application you can get in touch with our delivery partner Social Investment Business: powertochange@sibgroup.org.uk