Grants of up to £300,000 for farms, shops and community hubs
Grants between £50,000 to £300,000 are available for community businesses in England from the Power to Change Trust’s £10million fund.
Existing community businesses in England who want to move towards self-sufficiency can apply. The applications open 24 April 2018 and will close on 22 May 2018.
Previous grants have been awarded to a wide range of businesses including shops, farms, transport, energy schemes and community hubs. The Community Business Fund only awards grants to incorporated organisations who are:
- Locally rooted
- Accountable to the community
- Trading for the benefit of the local community
- Delivering broad community impact.
Grants can be awarded towards:
- Capital costs including building, vehicles, equipment of significant value, refurbishment costs.
- Project-specific revenue costs like staff costs, professional fees, volunteer costs.
Previously a grant was given to Stepney City Farm in Tower Hamlets. Power to Change awarded a grant of £66,065 to recruit a full-time Grower/Trainer that will establish the volunteer-run plant and produce shop at the farm, helping to also take on and train four people.
For more information go to the Power to Change Fund website.
London councils go the extra mile to support residents to grow food
Community gardens step up to grow food for over 1000 families affected by Covid-19
Time to celebrate our Urban Harvest
Support our work
Your donation will help communities grow more food in gardens across London.
Capital Growth is a project of Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming.