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Community Business Trade up Programme Taster Sessions!


Are you running a community business – an organisation that directly benefits your local area? Do you want to increase your impact and sales?
We could support you through the Community Business Trade Up Programme, run by School for Social Entrepreneurs, in partnership with Power to Change.
Applications are open now!

To help you make the decision about whether to apply come along to one of our Taster Sessions to find out more and ask our team any questions you have! Click on the Eventbrite links below to book a place.


Tuesday 12th September 10 – 12pm

Tuesday 12th September 2 – 4pm


Wednesday 20th September 5 – 7pm


Wednesday 27th September 3.30 – 5.30pm


Wednesday 4 October 10.00 – 12.00pm

For more information please contact Sandie or Anna

The Community Business Trade Up programme helps you grow your community business with a focus on growth through trading (i.e. increasing sales).
You’ll learn in a group of people running organisations like yours, meeting one or two days a month. You’ll build a network of peers and professionals who can support you.

We believe in learning from other people’s experiences. You’ll hear from inspiring leaders who speak frankly about the good, the bad and the ugly of running an organisation. This programme helps the leaders of community businesses and community-focused social enterprises in England, with:

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

A community business is run by and for a local community. Its profits are reinvested for the benefit of that community.

Find out more at a taster session near you! For application details go to the SSE website