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Power to Change and blended finance

Published: 2021

The social investment market in the UK is growing rapidly, with transaction values rising from £165 million to £1.1 billion over the last ten years. Power to Change sees social investment as being a key funding approach to develop the community business market. Working through the Key Fund and Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC) they have i…

Minoritised Ethnic Community and Social Enterprises

Published: 2021

Access – The Foundation for Social Investment (Access), The Social Investment Business (SIB) and Power to Change (collectively – the partners) wished to collectively improve their understanding of how well they currently serve the needs of minoritised ethnic communities, specifically relating to the provision of enterprise develop…

Community business in place

Published: 2018

This working paper was produced as part of an evaluation and learning review of Power to Change’s Community Business Fund, led by Renaisi. The Community Business Fund is aimed at community businesses who need funding for a business development project that will make them more sustainable, making grant awards of between £50,000 and £300,000….

We still haven’t found what we’re looking for: Uncharted investment in Charities, Social Enterprises and Community Businesses

Published: 2017

This report aims to help community businesses understand their finance options beyond banks and social investment, including opportunities presented through the local community, friends and family, local authorities and other public bodies. Community businesses may also find that the terms of finance available from such sources have relatively …


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