The Community Business Fund
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?
Round 8 of the Community Business Fund is now CLOSED.
Round 9 of the Community Business Fund will be opening in 2020 – date to be confirmed.
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?
Find out more on the programme by reading the guidance.
We held a webinar for those interested in finding out more. You can watch that here.
Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions here.
You can get in touch with our grant partner, UMi, at any point during your application process for free advice and guidance. Call our helpline on 0300 1240444 – open Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm (4.30pm on Friday). Calls are charged at no more than a national rate call to a number starting 01 or 02. Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org. Webchat: During helpline opening hours you can also use webchat on this page to get help with your application.