Funding and Support for New Community Businesses

The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund, which supports community groups in England wanting to set up new community businesses has re-opened for applications.

Grants of up to £15,000, tailored business support, as well as learning events, are available to give community groups the support and tools required to start setting up their community business; provide them with the early stage finance to carry out consultations with local people and the opportunity for feasibility studies and to develop a community business idea, that the community wants and needs.

Closing dates for applications: 1 December 2017 

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