Sept 2017 - Funding and Support for New Community Businesses (England)

26 June 2017

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.

Find out more

Contacts

Tom Andrews
Soil Association
07 717 802 188
tandrews@soilassociation.org
www.soilassociation.org


Victoria Williams
Food Matters
0127 343 1713
victoria@foodmatters.org
www.foodmatters.org


Kath Dalmeny
Sustain
0207 065 0902
kath@sustainweb.org
www.sustainweb.org


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