What are Match Trading grants?

This year, more than 250 social entrepreneurs will use Match Trading™ grants. So what is this new type of funding?

Match Trading grants, created by the School for Social Entrepreneurs, help socially-driven organisations build more sustainable futures.

That’s because Match Trading grants incentivise social entrepreneurs to grow by focusing on sales and trading.

It is a beautifully simple concept. Match Trading grants pound-for-pound match an increase in trading income. That means social entrepreneurs can effectively double their money when they make income from trading and sales.

Check out our animation, which explains Match Trading in 90 seconds.

By rewarding sales growth, Match Trading empowers social entrepreneurs operating in challenging markets to develop their trading base, so they can build stronger futures. Match Trading was borne from SSE’s 20 years of experience of helping people to create sustainable change in their communities.

We’ve created Match Trading with the support of pioneer partners Lloyds Banking Group and Big Lottery Fund, and programme partner Power to Change.

I’m interested in receiving a Match Trading grant

The next opportunity is the Trade Up and Scale Up levels of our Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme, which opens for applications in late February.

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I want to learn more about Match Trading

Great! Here’s the full info.

I’m a trust, foundation or support organisation, and I’m interested in offering Match Trading grants

We’d love to to talk to you to see how we could help you pilot Match Trading grants. Please email [email protected].