In November 2018 Marks & Spencer and Power to Change awarded seven community businesses in Liverpool with a package of funding and business skills support. They were finalists in the M&S Community Business Challenge – and now community businesses in Plymouth can take part.

Community businesses can apply for a package of business skills support from M&S across all disciplines of retail – from visual merchandising, to supply chain management, to finance – and up to £10,000 of funding per project from Power to Change.

Applications will open from Monday 11 March and will close 12 April, with a showcase event at Plymouth Guildhall on Thursday, 30 May. To find out more and register your interest, visit our microsite – or click on the link below to find out about last year’s challenge.