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If you cannot apply for a grant you can still contact a provider to discuss other consultancy.

North West Consultants: 1

CMS assists social enterprises, co-operatives and charities with the following investment readiness advice:

Cogent Ventures
  • breakthrough
  • advanced
West Midlands Consultants: 7

Investment & contract readiness providers for Big Potential Breakthrough and Big Potential Advanced


We focus our extensive business expertise on working with clients in the health, social care and community services sector, helping them to navigate and compete in an increasingly commercial environment.


By utilising our wide ranging health and social care experience alongside our commercial expertise, we support organisations to reach their full potential and thus enable them to work in a sustainable way and improve as many lives as possible.

Community Shares Company
  • breakthrough
  • advanced
South East Consultants: 1

We help groups looking to crowdfund their community or social enterprise through, specialising in community shares equity and crowd-funded loans.

David Waterfall
  • breakthrough
  • advanced
North West Consultants: 1

I'm an experienced self-employed consultant, able to draw on over 15 years of varied expertise from working across the country in the public, private and third sectors. I specialise in offering su

Eastside Primetimers
  • breakthrough
  • advanced
London Consultants: 33

Eastside Primetimers is a national management consultancy with a difference, working exclusively for VCSEs.


We help Senior Managers and Boards to grow and develop pioneering organisations, bringing alive their ambitions for greater impact and financial sustainability.


Since 2004 the organisation has raised over £70m in contracts and investments. It has a high win rate for clients, which is due to its strong relationships with investors and a wide ranging experience of funding growth for social organisations.


If you have an inquiry, call us now on 020 7250 8337 or email [email protected] and we can help assign the best consultant for you.

Economic Change CIC
  • breakthrough
  • advanced
London Consultants: 2

Economic Change can help you to secure social investment by helping you to get investment ready. We provide management solutions to help organisations improve their efficiency, sustainability and socio-economic impact. 

We assist our clients to:
- undertake market research to develop their business proposition
- develop a robust business plan
- evaluate and demonstrate their impact
- implement a Salesforce CRM system to manage the team performance, delivery, and impact measurement