Published: 4th Sep 2019

Community businesses can now apply for a skills-based learning programme and a grant of up to £10,000. The Community Business Trade Up Programme, run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE), in partnership with Power to Change, will open for applications from September 17 until November 27 and will support community businesses with a fully-funded learning programme (12 learning days, spread over nine months), a match trading grant of up to £10,000 and a community of supportive peers and experts. The programme aims to help the leaders of community businesses to develop the skills, strengths and networks they need to increase their impact, with a focus on increasing their sales and income from trading. It will run from April to December 2020, and there are places for 80 community business leaders across England who will learn in groups of 10. The programme is delivered by the School for Social Entrepreneurs … (To read the full article, subscribe below)