Support & Grants

The Bright Ideas Fund is funded by Power to Change, the independent trust supporting community businesses in England, and delivered by Locality, the national network for community organisations.

The Bright Ideas Fund supports new community business ideas through the start up and planning stages with tailored business support, to the implementation stage with grants of up to £15,000.

Successful participants to the programme will receive:

  • Online induction and ongoing support either online, by phone or where possible through visits
  • Community business development plans to help successful groups shape and develop strategies and plans for their community business
  • Mentoring and visits to inspire applicants and give them the opportunity to learn from peers
  • Regional networking and events to learn from social finance experts, successful community business leaders, funders and technical specialist

Participants will also be able to apply for a grant of up to £15,000 to put all this great advice into action, and their community business idea into reality.