News! £1.85m Bright Ideas Fund

The Bright Ideas fund is funded by the Department for Communications and Local Government and Power to Change, will offer tailored support and grants of up to £20,000 to 80 groups to develop their projects.

The fund will give community groups the early stage finance they need to carry out consultations with local people to develop a community business idea the community wants and needs and will also give them support and tools to start setting up their community business.

The two year programme is open to community groups, associations and organisations across England which have a good idea for community business but need help developing it, or which are just starting out.

The Community Bright Ideas Fund opened for applications on Friday 30 September and will be accepted until the end of November.

There will be additional funding round in February and September 2017 and February 2018.

For more information or to apply click here.