‘Power to Change is a new initiative which will invest up to £150 million to support the development of sustainable community-led enterprises across England. It will be delivered by an independent Trust established next year’…The Big Lottery
A new Trust will be formed to deliver the Power to Change programme, which should become active in the Autumn of 2014.
This new fund represents a refreshed recognition that it is community enterprise which can play a key role in the regeneration of localities.
Whether you and your community are looking to develop pop-up shops, reclaim that closed library or to re-energise a community centre this new fund could be for you.
The new fund is an injection into the community business sector, much to be welcomed. As always, Oh that the pot was even bigger!
You can see examples of community enterprise to help define your vision here on the Big Lottery web site.
You can see the original Power to Change briefing document, including information on a range of existing funders for the sector as a pdf file here.