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The Community Business Trade up Programme - Applications Now Open!


Are you running a community business – an organisation that directly benefits your local area through trading? Do you want to increase your impact and trading income? Then the Community Business Trade Up programme could be for you!

The programme is run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs, in partnership with Power to Change. It helps the leaders of community businesses and community-focused social enterprises in England, with:

  • A fully-funded learning programme: 12 days spread over nine months
  • A Match Trading grant of up to £10,000
  • A community of people running organisations like yours

You’ll learn in a group of people running organisations similar to your own, meeting one or two days a month, and you’ll build a network of peers and professionals who can support you.

To find out more come along to one of our information sessions in Winchester and ask our team any questions you have! Click on the Eventbrite links below to book a place.

Thursday 17 January: 10 am- 12 pm

Wednesday 23 January: 4 pm – 6 pm

UPDATE: The 17 Jan session has now happened, and there are just a few places left on the 23 Jan session. You can view the session notes at the link below:

Community Business Trade Up info session presentation Jan 2019

If you have any queries, please see our website for more details or contact us (by email or on 01962 857380).

To find out more about the programme and the application process go to the SSE website; that’s also the place to submit your application.