Published: 11th Jul 2019

Power to Change is inviting community business with ‘bright ideas’ to apply for a share of a £3.2m fund. The Bright Ideas Fund offers tailored support and grants of up to £15,000 to community groups, associations and organisations across England who have a good idea for a community business but need help developing it. Over three years, the fund will give community groups the early stage finance they need to carry out consultations with local people to develop a community business idea, and will also give them support and tools to start setting it up. The programme is funded by Power to Change and delivered by Locality in partnership with Co-operatives UK, the Plunkett Foundation and Groundwork UK. It opens to applications on August 6 and will close on September 30. Between Septemeber 2016 and December 2018, the Bright Ideas Fund supported over 80 groups with £1.85m. Projects ranged from … (To read the full article, subscribe below)