You can find all the latest news on the Big Potential programme, from fund updates to regional events, in this section.

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7 March 2017

Earlier this year we announced that Big Potential was being extended to the end of the year. We can now share the key dates you need to know to make sure you get your applications in before the programme closes.

24 February 2017

Social Investment Business is teaming up with Disability Rights UK to host ‘Big Potential & Social Investment Explained’ events for disability-focused charities and social enterprises.

10 January 2017

Big Potential Breakthrough, the Big Lottery Fund investment readiness fund, has been extended until the end of 2017.

4 January 2017

The evaluations for year two of Big Potential Breakthrough and year one of Big Potential Advanced have now been published.

27 April 2016

Big Potential will host its first ever Twitter Q&A session on Tuesday 24th May.

#AskBigP will offer charities and social enterprises the chance to connect with the Big Potential team and boost their knowledge of the programme and investment readiness.

1 September 2015

The first BIG Potential Breakthrough Evaluation Report has now been published and you can view it here.

13 July 2015

The Big Lottery Fund today launched the £10m Big Potential Advanced Fund. The new ‘Advanced’ route is an extension to Big Lottery Fund’s existing investment readiness programme; Big Potential. It will be supporting organisations at a more advanced stage in their social investment journey, looking to raise larger investments of over £500,000 as well as win contracts over £1m.

4 February 2015
StreetVibes became investment ready with support from one of our providers

Big Lottery Fund has announced an additional £10m for its investment readiness programme, Big Potential, meaning that a total of £20m is now available to Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations.

8 July 2014

Big Lottery Fund continues its commitment to support charities and social enterprises in search of new sources of funding that can help them become more sustainable by launching a guide to social investment on 8 July.

18 June 2014

The Big Lottery Fund is today announcing the launch of Big Potential, a £10 million fund to help charities and social enterprises get investment ready. The ultimate aim of the fund is to improve the sustainability, capacity and scale of VCSE organisations so they can deliver greater social impact.