Power to Change - community businesses can apply to the Initial Grants programme


The Power to Change Initial Grants Programme (IGP) is designed to help existing community businesses that are in a position to significantly improve their long-term sustainability within six months of receiving a grant.

This means that they are looking for applications from existing organisations, which already have business plans in place and are ready to start work quickly on their proposals. By the end of this year, they aim to have provided £9m of funding and support to up to 70 community businesses.

All grant requests under IGP must be for between £50,000 and £500,000, and the fund is open to proposals for both capital and revenue expenditure. The closing date is 22 October. For full details and to apply, go to the Power to Change website

Longer term funds from Power to Change will launch in early 2016, and will include opportunities for new and early stage organisations to apply for funding.