The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund, which supports community groups in England wanting to set up new community businesses will re-open for applications in September 2017.
Grants of up to £20,000 as well as up to 15 days tailored business support will be available to give community groups the support and tools required:
- To start setting up their community business
- To provide them with the early stage finance to carry out consultations with local people and the opportunity for feasibility studies
- To develop a community business idea, the community wants and needs.
The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund is jointly funded by Power to Change and the Department for Communities and Local Government, the two-year programme will be delivered by a consortium including Co-operatives UK, Plunkett Foundation and Groundwork UK, led by Locality.