How do community business leaders balance the pressures of their work with their personal life and wellbeing? We talk to Shotley Pier and our very own Fergus Arkley to find out.
You can read case studies for The Bevy (https://www.powertochange.org.uk/what-is-community-business/stories/the-bevy/) and Shotley Pier (https://www.powertochange.org.uk/what-is-community-business/stories/shotley-pier/) on Power to Change’s website. Be sure to check out the Power to Change Research Institute Page (https://www.powertochange.org.uk/research/), Support for Grantees page (https://www.powertochange.org.uk/get-support/resources/support-for-grantees/) or Peer Networking pages (https://www.powertochange.org.uk/get-support/resources/peer-networking/) for more resources.
Equally you can find further resources for peer support from:
Plunkett Foundation: https://plunkett.co.uk/
Cooperatives UK: https://www.uk.coop/
Eden Project Communities: https://www.edenprojectcommunities.com/
Power to Change is excited to announce the opening of the Community Business Trade Up programme (https://www.powertochange.org.uk/get-support/programmes/community-business-trade/), in partnership with the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) (https://www.the-sse.org/courses/community-business/). The programme provides a peer learning programme delivered through SSE and a Match Trading™ grant of up to £10,000 allocated in proportion to the income your organisation can generate from trading. So, if you're looking to grow your community business with the help of similarly passionate business leaders, read the guidance to see if you can apply for support! https://www.powertochange.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/CB-Trade-up-programme-guidelines.pdf
We recently published our annual State of the Community Business Market report (https://www.powertochange.org.uk/research/community-business-market-2018/) and things are looking bright! With increased confidence and growth from previous years, 2018 was a positive year for CBs. Take a read of our blog for key insights from the report.
Grants of up to £100,000 are available for community-led energy initiatives with our Next Generation Fund (https://www.next-generation.org.uk/). You can submit an expression of interest up until Sunday 13 January so get going! Remember to read the guidance before applying.
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