Two Power to Change programmes will be open for applications early in 2021:
Community Business Renewal Fund opens again for applications on 12 January – Apply for an unrestricted grant between £10,000 and £20,000 to support your organisation to adapt and evolve to the changing circumstances, by providing an unrestricted grant that could be used to cover core staffing costs, contribute to meeting capital costs of adapting your community business and ensuring that your community business can continue to provide the vital support to local people.
A webinar is being held on Thursday 7th January to share more information about the fund. Register here
Powering Up! Opens again for applications on 18 January – Apply for tailored support for your community business, that can include: business skills, human resources advice including employment, redundancy and furlough, health and safety advice including Covid-19 compliance, financial planning including managing cashflow, business planning, crisis management and support to move towards digital service delivery. Not all community businesses will need assistance in the technical areas, so we’re also offering support for community business leaders’ health and wellbeing including: coaching, peer-to-peer mentoring and resilience and wellbeing support.