Power to Change is a Big Lottery initiative was launched in late January 2015 which is developing programmes that will make a difference to community businesses. By the end of the year they aim to have provided £9 million of funding and support to community businesses across England.
The majority of this funding will be awarded through their Initial Grants Programme, an initiative that has been specifically designed to help new and existing community businesses that are in a position to make a step change in their journey towards long term sustainability within the next six months.( i.e. You are currently trading and seeking to become more sustainable OR you are looking for final funds to allow you to start trading within six months of a Power to Change grant award)
There are a set of six criteria which organisations/ projects must meet to be considered for funding through the programme. To view the criteria click here . If you think your organisation meets these criteria and would like to apply for funding you will need to read through the application guidance notes and complete an online application form.