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Fund title: Power to Change: Bright Ideas Fund

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Business development support, grants and peer learning for groups and organisations that intend to become a community business. COVID-19 UPDATE: C-19 BRIGHT IDEAS SUPPORT FUND FOR CURRENT GRANT-HOLDERS ONLY

Application deadline:


Fund description:

The Bright Ideas Fund supports new community business ideas through the start-up and planning stages to the implementation stage with tailored business support and grants of up to £15,000.

Applications can be made by community groups, associations and organisations across England which have a good idea for a community business but need help developing it, or which are just starting out. Applicant organisations must not have been constituted for more than 5 years at the time of making an application.

The Bright Ideas Fund aims to give community groups the support they need to take the first practical steps towards launching a community business. The fund sets out four key features of a community business:

  • locally rooted
  • accountable to the local community
  • trading for the benefit of the local community
  • broad community impact


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