Could your community use £10,000?


We’re launching a new programme of funding and training for so-called ‘community businesses’ – organisations that are rooted in their local area and generate income for the benefit of local people. (For more on what a community business is, click here.)

This exciting new programme is part of our social enterprise work but it’s open to community organisations and charities that (a) are focused on a specific geographical area, and (b) want to increase the amount of money they earn through trading. This includes hiring out rooms, so community halls and centres could well be suitable. Applicant organisations must be fairly new or have clear plans to grow their trading activity in a major way.

There’s more information elsewhere on our website or you can go straight to this survey to check whether your organisation is eligible. Complete the survey by 31 August and apply for the programme by 11 Oct.