Apply now to the Community Business Trade Up Programme 2019-20

The deadline for this programme has closed, unless you are applying to the following locations: London (SSE London), Winchester (SSE Hampshire), Liverpool (SSE North West).

If you are applying to one of these three locations, you have until Monday 25th February 2019 at 12pm to apply (as we still have places available in these locations).

Step 1: Read the guidance notes and questions

The guidance notes contain info about the programme, the eligibility criteria and the application process – including the questions in the online application form.

Download the guidance notes

If you require this guidance to be sent to you in large print, braille or an audio transcript, please emailĀ

Step 2: Prepare your documents

Prepare the relevant documents to complete the application:

  1. Your most recent annual accounts, if available (full accounts, not abbreviated; draft accounts are acceptable if final accounts not yet available)
  2. Your income and expenditure for the current financial year, and budget for the next year
  3. Your governing document (e.g. constitution / articles / partnership agreement / rules)

Step 3: Apply online

You apply online for this programme, and it should take around an hour.

We recommend completing your application in one sitting. The guidance notes include all application questions, so you can prepare before starting. If you need to exit and return to your online application, please email to re-gain access.

I’m ready to apply!

Please choose your preferred SSE school and delivery location below.

Winchester (SSE Hampshire)

Liverpool (SSE North West)

London (SSE London)

(Other locations are now closed for applications.)