C-19 Bright Ideas Support Fund

What is the C-19 Bright Ideas Support Fund?
The C-19 Bright Ideas Support Fund provides small grants alongside business development advice to current Bright Ideas grantees. The funding and support is to help community businesses through COVID-19 by helping to adapt your business models so you can continue to provide the vital products and services that your community needs.

Is it open for applications?
The support fund opens on Thursday 28 May and closes midnight on Thursday 19 June, this fund is invitation only and eligible organisations will receive their unique link to apply once the fund has opened.

Who can apply?
To be eligible, you must be a current Bright Ideas Fund grantee, who has not yet completed their final report. Eligible organisations will be sent a unique link to apply on Thursday 28 May.

If you are a former Bright Ideas Fund grantee and have submitted your final report to Groundwork, you are not eligible for this support and may wish to explore alternative support available for community businesses.

What can you apply for?
Community businesses accepted on to the scheme will receive up to five days of business development support from a community business advisor and a grant of up to £5,000 unrestricted funds to support any changes that will help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on your business or community.

Where can I find out more?
You can find out more by reading the guidance notes. Please join us for a free webinar on  Thursday 4 June at 2pm, where you will be able to find out more about the fund and application process and hear questions from participants answered by our panel.