eBay launches multimillion-pound programme backing social enterprises


eBay has launched a multi-million-pound programme to create jobs and opportunities in parts of the UK that have been hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

The online marketplace’s ‘eBay for Change’ initiative will offer training and financial support to small, community-based businesses that support disadvantaged areas across Britain.

The etailer will create a dedicated ‘eBay for Change’ hub on its UK website, allowing shoppers to easily find small businesses that reinvest their profits back into their communities, either in Britain or overseas.

Dozens of businesses will start trading on the hub, but eBay expects that number to grow “significantly” as it ramps up the programme.

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