The third round of the Community Business Bright Ideas Fund is now closed. For start-up advice and resources, please visit the MyCommunity website.
Do you have a local community asset but don’t know what it could be turned into? Or a community business idea that you don’t know how to get off the ground? If you are a community group or organisation who would like to set up a community business but need a bit of support, then this fund is for you.
The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund aims to give community groups in England the support and tools to start setting up their community business. It will also give them early-stage finance they need to carry out consultation with local people and feasibility. Jointly funded by Power to Change and the Department for Communities and Local Government, the programme is being delivered by a consortium including Co-operatives UK, Plunkett Foundation and Groundwork UK, led by Locality.
Before submitting an application make sure you read our guidance to check your eligibility.