The Community Business Trade Up programme includes a free learning programme and a Trade Back grant of up to £10,000. Trade Up gives community businesses the skills to grow your income from trading and have more impact. This programme is designed to help people gain the head-space, support network and funding needed to grow a stronger, more sustainable community business.
Priority places will be given to community businesses that are:
- BAME-led (with over 51% BAME leadership in staff or Trustees/Directors), or,
- Located in and giving support to black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) local communities, or,
- Located in and giving support to very deprived or disadvantaged local communities.