SNG Commercial Support Fund

Grant closed

The commercial support fund has now closed – please email if you have any questions.

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.

The SNG Commercial Support Fund has been developed specifically for social enterprises that trade from premises (owned or leased) within communities where SNG residents live.

We know that social enterprises that gain most of their income via trading on the high streets have been hard hit post COVID and grant funding for costs that fall outside specific project running costs are hard to come by. SNG is offering a grant of up to £4,000 to pay for costs associated with running a premises that exists for social good within communities.

We want to ensure that shops and other trading spaces set up for social good continue to play a long-term role in creating vibrant commercial and community spaces in neighbourhoods and continue to provide impact to SNG customers and communities. 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.

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

Read our FAQs below for information on eligibility and how to apply!