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The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund, which supports aspiring community groups in England wanting to set up new community businesses has re-opened for applications.

Grants of up to £15,000, tailored business support as well as learning events are available to:

  • Give community groups the support and tools required to start setting up their community business
  • 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, that the community wants and needs.

Community support provider Locality is delivering Bright Ideas on behalf of Power to Change in partnership with Co-operatives UK, the Plunkett Foundation and Groundwork UK.

Eligible business projects will be:

  • Locally rooted
  • Accountable to the local community
  • Trading for the benefit of the local community
  • Delivering broad community benefit

This round will close for applications on the 31st July. Interested communities can now read the Guidance and Register for a FAQs webinar with a live Q&A.

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sobus
20 Dawes Road, London, SW6 7EN

Telephone 020 7952 1230
Email info@sobus.org.uk

Registered Charity No.1071089
and Company Limited by Guarantee. Registered in England No.03471416

sobus is a new Community Development Agency for Hammersmith & Fulham. It has been created through the merger of the Community and Voluntary Sector Association Hammersmith & Fulham (CaVSA) and the Fulham Community Partnership Trust (FCPT). Building on the strengths of both organisations, sobus aims to provide a wider range of support services for local charities, community groups, social enterprises and start up businesses.