Funding and Support for New Community Businesses (England)

28 April 2017

Community groups in England wanting to set up new community businesses can apply for support and funding from the £1.85 million Bright Ideas Fund.

The fund will offer around 80 community groups, with up to 15 days of tailored business support, grants of up to £20,000 to develop their community business ideas as well as opportunities to learn from other community businesses. The 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.

The closing date for applications is 10 am on the 31st May 2017.

Find out more and apply


Tom Andrews
Soil Association
07 717 802 188

Victoria Williams
Food Matters
0127 343 1713

Ben Reynolds
0207 065 0902

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Sustainable Food Cities is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

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