Community Business Crowdmatch is part of the Community Business Renewal Initiative, a support package for the community business sector. Set up by Power to Change, the package includes funding, support to fundraise, guidance for community business leaders and help to continue to develop and adapt services to ensure community businesses are at the heart of national recovery.

What is Community Business Crowdmatch?
Power to Change has teamed up with Crowdfunder to launch Community Business Crowdmatch. Crowdmatch provides an incentive to maximise your crowdfunding campaign by match-funding what you raise from a crowd, up to £10,000.

This programme will help community businesses respond to the Covid-19 crisis, whether it’s for launching new ideas to help your neighbourhood, help meet increased demand, save a community space or help bridge a funding gap. Crowdfunding helps to increase your profile and gain more supporters!  

Through this fund Power to Change are particularly keen to support new and existing projects in more deprived areas of the country, and to work with Black, Asian and ethnically diverse individuals* and community business leaders across England. 

What can you apply for?
For every £1 you raise through Crowdfunder, Power to Change will match fund each £1, to a maximum of £10,000.

How can I apply?
You can apply for Extra Funding on Tuesday 17 November, through the Crowdfunder website. There’s plenty of expert support and advice available to get you started on your crowdfunding plans from Crowdfunder and our sector experts.  


If you have already started a project, find out how to apply for this fund.

Where can I find out more?
Please make sure you read our guidance notes, to check that your organisation meets our eligibility criteria.

Join Crowdfunder for an introduction to crowdfunding at 12pm on Tuesday 12 January. Register here.

Or watch the webinar with Crowdfunder and Power to Change here, where you can find out more about the fund and how to get started crowdfunding!


* Please note, we are reviewing our terminology, including the term BAME, in line with being a more inclusive organisation.