Community Business Trade Up Programme Opens for Applications


The School for Social Entrepreneurs has announced that its Community Business Trade Up programme is open.

The programme is open to community businesses in England that exists to improve their local neighbourhood, village or town and who want to recover and rebuild their income from trading and pandemic proof their business.  The programme will provide community businesses the support and funding needed to adapt, digitise and diversify their income from trading.  Participants will receive a Trade Back grant of up to £10,000.

All community businesses are eligible to apply however, priority will be given to community businesses that meet any of these criteria:

  • BAME-led (over 51% BAME leadership in staff or trustees/directors)
  • Located in and giving support to black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) local communities
  • Located in and giving support to very deprived or disadvantaged local communities

The closing date for applications is the 2nd December 2020.

Find more here.


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