Understanding the financial impact of Power to Change’s grant funding on community businesses

This research paper emerged from the need to better understand the financial impact generated by Power to Change’s investment in community businesses. In other words, several years after Power to Change’s investment, what has the financial impact of each programme been on its grantees? The paper draws on previous work that identified the value of taking a ‘Year Zero’ reporting approach to financial analysis. It uses three different approaches to financial data – multi-year trend analysis, multi-year key factor analysis, and growth pre- and post- investment – providing insight from these different perspectives to give a comprehensive view of the financial impact of Power to Change’s programmes.