How can funders support established community businesses? Lessons learnt from the Community Business Fund programme

Power to Change funded the Community Business Fund (CBF) programme between 2016 and 2021 to support existing community businesses to progress towards greater self-sufficiency by increasing their trading income, securing an asset and / or significantly reducing revenue costs. This short evaluation report outlines the impact that the programme had on established community businesses, and recommends ways in which funders can support them going forward.