Good News for CICs or Community Businesses

Published: 31 January 2019


Do you know anyone who is running a social enterprise such as a CIC/CIO, charities or Community business? Who is looking to increase their impact and trading income? Then the Community Business Trade Up programme could be for them!

The programme is run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs, in partnership with Power to Change. It helps the leaders of community businesses and community-focused social enterprises in England, with:

 A fully-funded learning programme: 12 days spread over nine months

 A Match Trading grant of up to £10,000

 A community of people running organisations like yours

We’re running a drop-in session if you would like to find out more on Monday, 11 February between 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm at the Bognor Regis Town Hall in the Council Chamber.

If you would like to attend, please email as this would enable us to provide an appropriate amount of refreshments. Booking is advised but walk-ins will be accepted on the day as we realise that some people’s diaries are rather fluid.

When emailing please provide the name of your organisation, number of people attending and any special requirements which we will do our best to cater for.

On a personal note I will say that The School for Social Entrepreneurs in conjunction with Action Hampshire have been fantastic organisations to work with over the last 12 months and their support, encouragement, training and contacts have brought more to Grandads Front Room CIC than we could have wished for.

If you would like to ask any questions about our journey on the Community Business Trade-Up Programme and what it is truly like then please come along and speak to us or pop into Grandads Front Room CIC at the address below for a chat.

Please spread the word


AKA Grandad

Grandads Front Room CIC

Community Support Shop

2 - 4 High St

Bognor Regis

West Sussex

PO21 1SS

07701 335 175 Grandad

07453 813 413 Shop