Bright Ideas Fund will re-open on Tuesday 6 August 2019!

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.

The Bright Ideas Fund is funded by Power to Change, the independent trust supporting community businesses in England, as well as the Department for Communities and Local Government. It is delivered by Locality the national network for community organisations, in partnership with Co-operatives UK, the Plunkett Foundation and Groundwork UK.

Who can apply?
Community groups in England looking to set up and start running a community business.

What can you apply for?
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.

Where can I find out more?

Find out if you are eligible to apply by reading the guidance or listen to this recent webinar from Power to Change. If you have any questions you can get in touch with Locality for free advice and guidance: