Bright Ideas Fund to reopen on 26 February 2020


sarah brooke-taylor


Get ready for the Bright Ideas Fund!

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.

The fund reopens on Wednesday 26 February and will be open until Tuesday 7 April. Get a headstart on your application by using the template and questions in the Bright Ideas Fund Guidance notes to get prepared.

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.

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

Register for the Bright Ideas Fund webinar

How to make a strong application for the Community Business Bright Ideas Fund.

In this webinar, you’ll find out more about the fund including who can apply, what a community business is, what you can apply for and how support is delivered. We will also cover the application process including what makes a strong application.

This webinar is an opportunity to hear from Power to Change, Locality and a grantee of the Bright Ideas Fund, to tell you how the support has assisted their community business.

Register to attend the round 7 webinar on 3 March at 1:30pm.