Mon. Sep 26th, 2022

The Community Business Trade Up Programme

Do you manage a project or an organization that aims to better your community? Is it led by locals and, ideally, under four years old? It’s both difficult and gratifying. But because you’re always ‘running the business,’ you never have time to focus ‘on the business.’

The Community Business Trade Up Programme is a FREE assistance program that will provide you with the mental space, support network, and financing you need to begin or diversify your trading income. As a consequence of this program, you will become a stronger, more sustainable community company.

Eligibility

The Community Business Trade Up Programme is open to ‘early stage’ community businesses in England – ideally less than four years old that are working towards these criteria:

  • Locally rooted – your organisation exists to benefit your local neighbourhood, village, or town; your local area is at the heart of what you do
  • Accountable to the local community – you consult local people about what you do, and communicate with them
  • Trading for the benefit of the local community – you want to increase your income from trading by at least £4,000 in the next year, with profits re-invested to benefit your local community
  • Making a broad community impact – what you do engages different groups of people from your local area

Benefits

The Community Business Trade Up Programme benefits are:

  • 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 the next steps
  • Improve your leadership and business skills
  • Build a local support network of other people running organisations like yours

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

Application process

Click here to fill out the application form.

ThemeCommunity Business
Applicant CountryUnited Kingdom
For more informationSchool for Social Entrepreneurs

SOURCE https://startupxs.com/fund/the-community-business-trade-up-programme/

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