A training opportunity - with grant funding attached!


Action Hampshire is running a free learning programme for organisations that benefit their local community through trading.

Hiring out premises counts as trading, so if you’re looking to significantly increase your income from room hire (or from any other trading activity) over the coming year or two then please think about applying.

Places on the programme are fully funded and, what’s more, you’ll get a grant of at least £2,000 and up to £10,000. The exactly amount depends on how much your organisation increase its income over the learning period – this idea is called match trading.

The programme is called Community Business Trade Up, but don’t be put off by the title! A ‘community business’ is just an organisation that trades and puts most of the funds generated towards benefiting the local community. Charities can qualify because lots of things that charities can do (including hiring out rooms and other facilities) qualify as trading for the purposes of this programme.

We’re running two taster sessions at 10am on Thurs 17 Jan and 4pm on Weds 23 Jan. Click on either of these two links to book your place or get more details about the programme from the Action Hampshire website.

The deadline for applications is 1pm on 14 February.

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