The Bright Ideas Incubating and Enabling fund is looking for community businesses that are supporting new community-led initiatives which have the potential to become community businesses in their own right.
This could be a project that you have been nurturing that with some additional support and advice could be ready to spin off as an independent entity. Or it could be a brand new idea brought to you by members of your community, that you have not had the capacity to explore, but you would like to help get off the ground.
However the idea has come about, the goal should be to create a new standalone community business. This Fund does not support the development of trading arms for organisations.
Bright Ideas provides business development support, grants of up to £15,000, and opportunities to learn from other community businesses.