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Applications need to be submitted by the VCSE in consultation with one of our approved providers.

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

South West Consultants: 6

We think that life is complicated enough without advice and learning that is loaded with theory and jargon! As social entrepreneurs in our own right our approach is practical and relevant because we deal with the challenges of investment readiness in our own organisations.

We have a strong track record in business planning, governance, financial planning and social investment with the skills, knowledge and experience to best position you for a successful fundraising programme and a sustainable organisation in the longer term.
We are proud of our work, our client relationships and the positive feedback we receive. This has been achieved through a practical solutions-based approach and commitment to our clients’ success.

Yorkshire and the Humber Consultants: 10

We are a team of Business Specialists, nationally recognised for our expertise and abilities in investment readiness, risk management, marketing and growth.

  • advanced
London Consultants: 2

Locality is the national network of ambitious and enterprising community-led organisations.  Our team of business advisors operate right across England and have significant experience of supportin

Mutual Ventures
  • breakthrough
  • advanced
London Consultants: 11

Mutual Ventures is a socially focussed consultancy operating nation wide and committed to supporting VCSEs to grow sustainably. We have worked with social enterprises and charities across the UK to develop growth strategies, implement effective processes, and secure new business and investment. We are specialists at supporting organisations to bid for public sector contracts.

We are a friendly team with a deep knowledge of public sector commissioning and the challenges faced by social enterprises and charities. Our consultants bring expertise from a variety of backgrounds in the voluntary sector, local government, and the commercial sector.      

We can support you with all aspects of contract readiness, including:

  • business development – identifying opportunities, writing bids and responding to tenders
  • strategy and business planning – evaluating your position in the market, examining your operating model, and testing your financial resilience
  • process improvement – improving management information and developing a opportunities/sales pipeline
  • capturing social value – developing a robust social value proposition and using it to create a competitive advantage in bids.

To date, we have had a 100% success rate in supporting our clients secure Big Potential Advanced funding.

To learn more about us, visit our website. If you would like to have a chat about working together, call us on (020) 3714 3900 or contact us via email.

North West Consultants: 2

Northern Social Investment Group came about in 2013 as a group of painfully experienced social entreprenuers who had become increasingly frustrated at the slow growth of the social investment sect