Final deadline for applications to Big Potential programme

UPDATE 17 July 2017

The application deadline for this fund has been brought forward to 15 September 2017 (12 noon).

18 April 2017

The Big Potential programme aims to raise awareness of the social investment market and support voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in England that want to prepare for social investment or winning contracts.

The final grant application deadline has been announced as 11 October 2017 (12 noon).

Help available through the programme depends on the stage your organisation is at, including how much social investment it is aiming to secure.

"Breakthrough" stage

At this stage the organisation would not yet have decided which type of social investment would be appropriate for its needs. Apply to Breakthrough to access specialist one-to-one support. This may then lead to making an application for a grant to undertake more in-depth investment readiness work with one of Big Potential’s approved providers.

The Breakthrough route is aimed at voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations based in England that are thinking about taking on social investment and have the ambition to raise up to £500,000 of repayable investment.

"Advanced" stage

At this stage the organisation would have decided that social investment could work for them and be able to describe a potential deal or interest from investors and need help to close that deal. The Advanced route is also available to organisations that need help securing a contract.

The Advanced route is aimed at voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations based in England that are thinking about taking on social investment and have the ambition to raise over £500,000 of repayable investment and/or win a contract of above £1million.

Interested?

Read more about how to apply.

Start the application process by completing the eligibility check. There is a multi-stage application process so start as soon as possible in order to meet the deadline.

If you are applying to Big Potential Breakthrough, the funder advises you to first complete the eligibility check then the diagnostic and then apply for your one-to-one session before June 2017.

The deadline for applications is 11 October 2017 (12 noon).

UPDATE 17 July 2017: The application deadline for this fund has been brought forward to 15 September 2017 (12 noon).

Questions?

The helpdesk is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Telephone 020 3096 7900 (Select option 1, then option 1 again to get through to the right team). Alternatively, email bigpotential@sibgroup.org.uk

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