Power to Change and Co-operatives UK, supported by The Mayor of London, have launched this new funding programme.

Community organisations in London are being invited to apply to a £150,000 programme to equip them with the knowledge to refine their business and governance models and take the next steps in successfully raising alternative finance.

Through Track 1 of the programme, London-based organisations may apply for up to eight days of development support, up to a value of £4,000, including specialist expertise to help them transition their operating model to that of a community business.  Deadline 19 February 2021.

Track 2: Select participants, and existing community businesses who plan on developing Community Share offers, a form of equity investment, can apply for development grants of up to £10,000 to cover costs associated with the Standard Mark assessment and promotional spend for the share offer campaign itself.  This stream will open from 2 April until 12 April.

https://www.powertochange.org.uk/get-support/programmes/boosting-community-business-london/