The programme supports community businesses in the key areas of digital growth, environmental sustainability, and financial resilience, with a cross cutting theme of equity, diversity and inclusion.
The initial phase of the programme focused on community businesses looking to learn how digital skills could help their business develop and grow. In 2022, the programme is expanding to include support to help community businesses become more environmentally sustainable.
It is anticipated that 30 community businesses will be supported in round two, with the focus of support being split between digital and environmental support. Of the 30 organisations who are successful in the forthcoming round, it is anticipated about 18-20 organisations will focus on environmental sustainability and approximately 10-12 will have a digital focus.
Power to Change will hold two webinars on 4 July (one at 13:00 and one at 18:00) to give people information about applying into the next round of Powering Up. Registration is via the Power to Change website.
Full details of the second round will be provided when the scheme opens on 4 July 2022.