The Community Business Trade Up Programme

The Community Business Trade Up Programme is run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs, in partnership with Power to Change.

This programme helps the leaders of community businesses in England. It focuses on growing income from trading, to improve impact and sustainability. It offers:

  • A learning programme: 12 days spread over nine months.
  • A Match Trading grant of up to £10,000.
  • A community of people running organisations like yours.


There is no cost to participants at any point.

In 2020, the programme will help a further 80 community businesses and will open for applications in autumn 2019.

Read more about the programme.

Register your interest (you’ll then receive an email reminder).

Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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