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SNG launches new fund for social enterprises

05 February 2024

Do you run a charity shop that’s in need of a facelift? Or a community cafe whose tables could do with a refresh? If you trade for social good and have a shop front premises, then we might have the solution.

We have launched a new fund for social enterprises based in local communities across the South of England. Our SNG Commercial Support Fund offers a total of £50,000 in funding, with grants of up to £4000 available for each successful organisation.

The fund is specifically targeted at not-for-profit organisations which trade from shops and commercial spaces within the communities where SNG customers live. We want to ensure that organisations and businesses set up for social good continue to play a long-term role in creating vibrant commercial spaces in neighbourhoods.

Organisations must be able to demonstrate that they fall into one of the categories below:

  • Helping people enter employment and training – funds can be used for training volunteers who are SNG residents, or costs associated with work placements (training in areas such as health and safety).
  • Supporting vulnerable or under-represented groups or communities – for example, a dementia cafe or a social space for ethnic minority groups.
  • Addressing poverty and inequality – for example, charity shops, community stores and shops in the centre of our neighbourhoods or in rural locations.

How to apply

Visit the SNG Commercial Support Fund page or click the button below for the full details about this fund and how to apply.

The Commercial Support Fund is open for applications now and will close on Friday 1 March 2024 at 5pm.

Apply for SNG Commercial Support Funding

If you have any questions about this grant, please contact our grants team who would be happy to help on grants@sng.org.uk.

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