The Bright Ideas Fund aims to give community groups the support and tools required to set up a community business.
Bright Ideas will provide successful organisations with:
- Business development support: Between 2-15 days of business development support from Locality, Plunkett Foundation, or Co-operatives UK.
- Peer to peer networking: The opportunity to learn from existing community businesses, through visits and events
- Grant funding: The opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £20,000 to develop your idea and/or improve your organisation’s capability, depending on your needs.
Community businesses are locally rooted, accountable to the local community, benefit the local community and have a broad community impact. If your business idea sounds like it could be a community business, then this fund is for you!
More information is available on the My Community website: