The School for Social Entrepreneurs has announced that its Community Business Trade Up programme is open. The programme is open to community businesses in England that exists to improve their local neighbourhood, village or town and who want to start or build their income from trading and sales, and become more sustainable. The programme will provide businesses with mentoring support and a Match Trading grant worth up to £5,000 which is designed to challenge them to grow their income by matching ‘pound-for-pound’ an increase in income from trading. All community businesses are eligible to apply however, priority will be given to those that are BAME led, by mostly young people (aged 16-35), and located in and giving support to very deprived or disadvantaged local communities. The deadline for applications has been extended from the 28th June to the 28th July 2022.
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