Power to Change: Community Business Fund

Currently Closed

The Community Business 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.

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

Who can apply? Existing Community Businesses that are incorporated and based in England can apply.

A variety of legal structures are eligible to apply but organisations must be incorporated and have a charitable purpose at the heart of the project that funding is being sought for.

Examples of incorporated organisations include:

  • Charitable Incorporated Organisation
  • Community Benefit Society
  • Community Interest Company Limited by Guarantee
  • Community Interest Company Limited by Shares
  • Company Limited by Guarantee
  • Company Limited by Shares
  • Cooperative Society

For further information please visit the Power To Change website here.