Power to Change awards COVID 19 Support Grant to Kingsclere Community Association.

Power to Change has awarded Kingsclere Community Association a grant that will go towards supporting keeping the Fieldgate Centre running over the next six months.  Power to Change is an independent charitable trust that supports and develops community businesses like ours.

It has been a difficult time for many businesses and charities over the last few months and Kingsclere Community Association had to close the Fieldgate Centre temporarily.  Now our task is to welcome back as many of our users as is possible, within the current guidelines, and the grant will help to support us while we build up our usage again to the levels we had before lockdown.

During the last year one of our volunteers has been part of the Community Business Trade Up Programme, run by the School of Social Entrepreneurs.  As a result of this commitment not only were we able to qualify to be considered for the grant and enter into the competitive process, we also gained crucial knowledge that placed us in a better position to weather the initial impact of the Coronavirus crisis.