The Community Business Trade Up Programme

Helping you to improve your local area

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Do you run a project or organisation that exists to improve your local community?  Is it led by local people and trading for community benefit? Do you find it challenging to find time to spend growing your business?

This FREE support programme will give you the head-space, support network and funding needed to develop or diversify your income from trading.  You’ll become a stronger, more sustainable community business as a result of this programme.

Key features

  • A free learning programme, to help you build your income, confidence, resilience and impact
  • Up to £5,000 Match Trading grant
  • A community business peer mentor
  • An opportunity to meet regularly with other people running organisations like yours, so you can help each other out

Programme benefits

  • Grow a stronger, more sustainable community business or project
  • Start or build your income from trading and sales
  • Benefit from time to reflect and map out next steps
  • Improve your leadership and business skills
  • Build a local support network of other people running organisations like yours

Would you like to find out more?

Check out our free webinars that will provide you with all the information you need.

  • Monday 17 April at 2pm
  • Wednesday 17 May at 10am
  • Tuesday 6 June at 6pm
  • Tuesday 20 June at 2pm

Click here to register for our free webinars.


Community Business Trade Up 2023

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Deadline for applications will close at 12noon on Monday 26 June 2023.