The Bright Ideas Fund is now open!

7th August 2019

Do you have a bright idea for a community business? Need a bit of help developing it and making it a reality? Then this is the fund for you.

The Bright Ideas Fund supports new community business ideas through the start-up and planning stages with tailored business support, to the implementation stage with grants of up to £15,000. If you’re planning to apply, don’t forget that you need to

  • fill in the eligibility checker by 29 September by 5pm
  • getting your application together by 30 September 2019 by 11.59pm.

Find out more here.

Want to know more?

Who can apply?

The fund is for community groups, associations and organisations who have a good idea for a community business, but need advice and a small amount of revenue funding to develop, test and get to the stage of launching. To be eligible to apply for the Bright Ideas Fund, you must:

  • be setting up a community business
  • be based in England
  • be an incorporated or unincorporated organisation, but not an individual
  • have been established for five years or less
  • have a charitable purpose
  • ensure your idea is for community benefit
  • share Power to Change’s impact goals
  • make your community business accessible and inclusive.

How do you get ready to apply?