Expression of Interest Form

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Section 1-Data Protection Policy
Data Protection Policy

Section 2-Your Organisation















Community Business Website






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Section 2-Organisation Details



Section 3 - Your Application 



For more information on the pathways please visit: https://www.communitysharesbooster.org.uk/guidance
Section 4 - Your Eligibility
Please ensure you have read the relevant section of the guidance before completing this section.

For guidance on Power to Change's definition of a community business, please visit:https://communitysharesbooster.org.uk/guidebook/are-you-community-business

For guidance on Power to Change's definition of a community business, please visit: https://communitysharesbooster.org.uk/guidebook/are-you-community-business

For guidance on Power to Change's definition of a community business, please visit: https://communitysharesbooster.org.uk/guidebook/are-you-community-business

For guidance on Power to Change's definition of a community business, please visit: https://communitysharesbooster.org.uk/guidebook/are-you-community-business

Please select any of the following Power to Change impact goals that you will contribute towards. Choose as many as you like by holding Ctrl/command

As a charitable trust, Power to Change can only use its funds to support charitable purposes, which are listed here. To be eligible for the Booster programme you must identify a charitable purpose that is addressed by your community business.

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Section 5 - Your Area
   
Please provide up to three full postcode(s) that are representative of the areas that your community business is or will be engaging with or working in: 




Tell us about that area. What are the issues people face in the area that you are working in

Section 6 - Your Community Share Offer Plans



You can apply for up to £10,000 to help you finalise your community share offer. This may include further work on your business plan, community engagement work, governance structure and legal registration, the share offer document and the promotional campaign. We also expect you to apply for the Community Shares Standard Mark, as the final step towards launching your offer. You will be asked to provide detailed costs should you be invited to full application - this is just to give us a rough sense of your funding requirements.

This can be up to a maximum of £100,000 or 50% of the maximum community share capital you hope to raise, whichever is the lesser. You will be able to request a different amount should you be invited to full application - this is just to give us a rough sense of your funding requirements.

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Section 7 - Other Sources of Support
We would like to know if you are receiving or are in the process of applying for other forms of support or funding. 

Accessing other forms of support or funding will not disadvantage your application but rather help us understand where you're accessing your development funding from.


Choose as many as you like by holding Ctrl/Command. If you are receiving support from an organisation or programme not listed, please select "Other" and provide details of the support in the question below. 

For each programme, please outline: 1) The nature of support i.e. development grant, consultancy 2) The activities it support i.e. business planning work 3) The value of support 4) Dates when it took place 5) The providers (if any) you worked with

Please skip the question if you are not intending to apply or waiting for a decision on any other support programmes.

For each programme, please outline: 1) The nature of support i.e. development grant, consultancy 2) The activities it support i.e. business planning work 3) The value of support 4) Dates when it took place 5) The providers (if any) you worked with

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Section 8 - Your Investment Propositions


Section 10- Your Timetable



Section 9 - Final Checklist
Here is a summary of the required actions before submitting your Expression of Interest Form  
Have you read the guidance thoroughly and understand the Power to Change eligibility criteria for funding?

Have you started to complete the relevant sections of the Step-by-Step tool?

The Step-by-Step is designed as a helpful tool for new groups planning their first share offer. It is not a formal requirement for participating in the Booster Programme.
We would like to arrange a short 15-30 min phonecall with you to discuss your Expression of Interest and review your Step-by-Step report, if you have started to complete it. Please arrange a time via this link:  https://www.meetingbird.com/l/commonly/EOI