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The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund

What is The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund?

The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund is delivered by a consortium including Co-operatives UKPlunkett Foundation and Groundwork UK, led by Locality and jointly funded by Power to Change and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. It aims to give community groups in England the support necessary to start setting up their community business. The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund is open now.

Who can apply?

Community groups in England looking to set up and start running a community business. Groups accepted onto the programme will receive tailored business development support, mentoring and visits and can apply for a small grant of up to £15,000 to fund development and start-up costs.

Visit The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund’s website page for further information: www.powertochange.org.uk

A webinar was held on Tuesday 3 March where information was given on finding out more about the fund, application process and having the opportunity to hear from a programme grantee.  Click here to access a recording of this webinar.

Complete the eligibility checker and apply here. If you have any questions about your application you can get in touch with Locality for free advice and guidance: [email protected]