New package of support for community businesses

Power to Change has launched the Community Business Renewal Initiative, a package of support for community businesses, in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The package consists of three new programmes:

Community Shares ReBoost
Community Shares ReBoost is a fund that supports community businesses to raise community shares capital that can support their recovery, pivot or expand the business in response to Covid-19. The ReBoost fund provides grant funding and matched equity investment.
Find out more

Powering Up
A tailored support package, designed to increase community business leaders’ knowledge, to provide wellbeing support and to build peer relationships to boost recovery across the sector. 

This support 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.

The programme is open to any community business in England to apply; however, support will be prioritised for community businesses in the most deprived areas of England, as well as organisations that are supporting and led by disabled people and/or people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups. 
Find out more

Community Business Crowdmatch
Power to Change has teamed up with Crowdfunder to launch Crowdmatch, which provides an incentive to maximise your crowdfunding campaign by match-funding what you raise from a crowd, up to £10,000.

This programme will help community businesses respond to the Covid-19 crisis, whether it’s for launching new ideas to help your neighbourhood, help meet increased demand, save a community space or help bridge a funding gap. 

Through this fund Power to Change are particularly keen to support new and existing projects in more deprived areas of the country, and to work with Black, Asian and ethnically diverse individuals and community business leaders across England.
Find out more

Buy from us

Systems to help you work smarter

Conference and meeting room hire

Investments to help you grow