Fund title: Big Potential

Focus of fund/fund aims:

To raise awareness of the social investment market and support voluntary sector organisations and social enterprises to prepare for social investment and winning contracts

Application deadline:

Fund description:

The Big Potential programme provides funding to improve the sustainability, capacity and scale of VCSE organisations in England in order that they may deliver greater social impact.

Organisations must:

  • have a track record of products/services that bring about charitable outcomes or health, environmental or education benefits.
  • have potential to develop activities to generate financial and social returns for investors.
  • be financially healthy and be able to meet their core costs during the lifetime of the grant.

Eligible organisations can access specialist one-to-one support before making an application for grants through one of the two routes:

Breakthrough (for grants of between £25,000 and £75,000 to undertake more in-depth investment readiness work)

Advanced (for grants of between £50,000 and £150,000 to help close the deal with a potential investor)


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