The Community Business Trade Up programme helps the leaders of community businesses and community-focused social enterprises through offering grants of up to £10,000 together with a fully-funded learning programme (12 days spread over six months) and access to a network of like-minded people running similar organisations.
Community businesses run by and for a local community who want to grow by increasing their sales (trading) can apply. To be eligible the organisation must be:
- Locally rooted
- Accountable to the local community
- Trading for the benefit of the local community
- Making a broad community.
Supported businesses will have already started but be at an early-stage and will have plans to grow trading (income from sales) by at least £10,000 in the next year.
The next deadline for applications is 11th Oct 2017.