Due to unprecedented levels of demand for Big Potential the application deadlines have been moved forward. Final applications for Big Potential Breakthrough must be submitted by midday on Friday 15th September and for Big Potential Advanced by midday on Wednesday 9th August.
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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Following a large spike in demand for Big Potential we are now in a position to announce more specific deadlines for the Big Potential programme.
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.
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.
Big Potential Breakthrough, the Big Lottery Fund investment readiness fund, has been extended until the end of 2017.
The evaluations for year two of Big Potential Breakthrough and year one of Big Potential Advanced have now been published.
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.
The first BIG Potential Breakthrough Evaluation Report has now been published and you can view it here.
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.
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.