Community Shares ReBoost fund has now opened! Community Shares ReBoost fund aims to support community businesses to raise community shares capital that can support their recovery, pivot or expand the business in response to Covid-19. The ReBoost fund provides grant funding and matched equity investment. The ReBoost fund is part of Co-operatives UK’s Community Shares Booster Programme. The webinar is on Friday 13 November at 10am:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pS1DrxY0Q-qq6CwyIqAGbw
Powering Up! Capacity strengthening support for community businesses – opens for applications on Monday 16 November. Powering Up is a tailored support package designed to increase community business leaders’ knowledge, to provide wellbeing support and to build peer relationships to boost recovery across the sector. The programme is open to any community business in England to apply; however, we will be prioritising support to community businesses in the most deprived areas of England, as well as organisations that are supporting and led by disabled people and/or people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME*) groups. Please join us and Ubele for a webinar on Thursday 12 November at 4pm: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/powering-up-capacity-strengthening-support-for-community-business-leaders-tickets-128140488651
Finally, coming soon: Community Business Crowdmatch launches on Tuesday 17 November. Community Business Crowdmatch helps communities to develop, test or adapt your community business. The fund is designed to help you raise funds to cover key costs, help you build your network of supporters and provide match funding. Working with Crowdfunder, Power to Change will offer an investment, up to £10,000, to match the amount raised by your supporters. Please keep checking the Power to Change website and social media for updates.
*We are currently reviewing our terminology, including the term BAME, with the aim of being more inclusive.