Across England community businesses are bringing a new sense of prosperity and pride to local people. Yet many find it a struggle to access the finance they need. Power to Change is committed to addressing this need by providing a range of funding options.
In 2015 we awarded nearly £8 million of non-repayable funding through our Initial Grant Programme. In 2016, our £10 million Community Business Fund will support existing community businesses to become more sustainable.
‘Blended funding’ is when one of our grants is matched with a loan from a social investor. Find out more about our blended funding programme.
Community shares can be issued by co-operative societies and community benefit societies. We are match funding community share issues to the tune of £1 million. Find out more.