Trading Up: Match Trading® for Community Businesses as a powerful incentive for regeneration post-COVID

This report demonstrates the impact of the Community Business Trade Up programme, a five year, £6.5million support programme aimed at strengthening community businesses. The aim of the programme is to help participants increase their trading income, build an entrepreneurial mindset, reduce grant dependency and be financially sustainable.

Run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) in partnership with Power to Change, this programme has provided 279 participants with a transformative nine month learning programme, up to £10,000 Match Trading grant and the support of a network of other community business leaders.

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