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, and delivered by Locality, the national network for community organisations, in partnership with Co-operatives UK, the Plunkett Foundation and Groundwork UK.

The Fund is now open for applications, closing on Tuesday 9 April 2019.

There will be additional funding rounds in:
• August – September 2019,
• February 2020 – April 2020,
• August – September 2020,
• February 2021 – March 2021.

Bright Ideas Fund webinar

To understand what the Community Business Bright Ideas Fund is about and whether you can apply, why not join the Webinar on Wednesday 13 March 2019 from 11am – 12pm. Use the link below to register for the webinar:

The webinar will run through what the programme offers, the criteria, application process, it will also have examples of what has been funded in previous rounds.