Power to Change, the independent trust set up to support community business in England, has lots of new opportunities for support and funding coming up in 2019.

Community energy projects can apply for up to £100,000 to develop new business models for community energy in their local area from the Next Generation Fund. Deadline for applications is on 13 January 2019.

The Community Business Trade Up programme 12 days of leadership training from the School for Social Entrepreneurs as well as a Match Trading™ grant of up to £10,000 from Power to Change to grow your community business. Apply by 14 February.

If you’re looking to launch a community share offer, you can access development grants and matched investment through the Community Shares Booster programme.

Look out for our Bright Ideas Fund for start-up community businesses and our new Homes in Community Hands fund for community-led housing groups opening in February 2019.