Power to Change is an independent charitable Trust set up in 2015 to support, develop and grow community business across England.
The Power to Change Trust has £150m from the Big Lottery Fund to deliver support and grants to community enterprises.
In the face of tough economic times, there are hundreds of examples nationwide of people coming together to improve their local areas. From community-owned pubs and sports clubs to community-managed woodlands and art hubs, these enterprises are working for the benefit of local people.
Power to Change will help more of these amazing community-led businesses to succeed. Funding and support will be available to organisations at each stage of their journey to becoming a sustainable community business, from inspiring and nurturing ideas to expansion.
The Trust will also play a broader national leadership and advocacy role to increase awareness of the social and economic benefits of community business.