Fund title: Power to Change: Community Business Bright Ideas Fund

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Funding and support for community business start-ups. The final round opens on 1 November 2017.

Application deadline:

1 December 2017

Fund description:

The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund has published updated guidance notes ahead of application round 3 which opens on 1 November. This is the last round of the two-year programme which offers tailored support and grants of up to £15,000 to groups developing a new community business.

Applications can be made by community groups, associations and organisations across England which have a good idea for a community business but need help developing it, or which are just starting out. Applicant organisations must not have been constituted for more than 5 years at the time of making an application.

It aims to give community groups the early stage finance they need to carry out consultations with local people to develop a community business idea the community wants and needs and will also give them support and tools to start setting up their community businesses.

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