Whether you need to rally the community to save a local asset, or grow your community business to meet the needs of local people, help is on hand. We’ve also created this handy guide to Making your community business more accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities. 

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Starting out

Your community has decided to save an asset or transform an existing one for the benefit of local people. You’ve campaigned and raised funds. Now find out how to actually start a community business.

Get help starting a community business

Growing your community business

You’ve successfully made it through the start-up phase but your community business still depends on grants. Now’s the time to diversify your income streams, sweat your asset and engage your community more. 

Find out how to grow your community business

Power to Change programmes

We offer funding and support

Some of our programmes offer funding and support for particular community business stages, places and sectors. Have a look at our Programmes page to see what is open and relevant.

Look at our programmes
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Support for grantees

From getting publicity for your community business to meeting other grantees, we want to help you get the most out of being a Power to Change grantee.

Find out about support for grantees