Power to Change has suspended all current funding programmes, including Community Business Fund, as we are focusing our attention on supporting community businesses affected by COVID-19. All future rounds of this programme are currently paused.
We have launched our emergency support scheme for community businesses through COVID-19. If you are a Community Business Fund grantee, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org as you may be eligible for separate trading income support and can apply through a different pathway.
What is The Community Business Fund?
The fund is designed to support existing community businesses with grants to help them progress towards self-sufficiency. This could be through increasing trading income, securing an asset or significantly reducing revenue costs
Is it open for applications?
The Community Business Fund is now CLOSED.
Who can apply?
The programme is for existing community business based in England. More information on application criteria can be found in the Round 8 guidance notes.
What can you apply for?
Grants of £50,000 – £300,000 are available to cover:
- Capital costs including building, vehicles, equipment of significant value, refurbishment costs.
- Project-specific revenue costs like staff costs, professional fees, volunteer costs
Where can I find out more?
Please keep checking back for updated Frequently Asked Questions, the fund’s guidance notes and more.