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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.

Numbers for Good
  • breakthrough
  • advanced
London Consultants: 8

Numbersfor Good is a social investment organisation that bridges the worlds of finance and positive social and environmental impact.

We can help you understand if social investment is the right tool to power your social mission. If it is, we’ll support you to create the business plan, processes and financial modelling so that a social investor understands what you do - and in turn is able to make the decision to invest.

Plunkett Foundation
  • breakthrough
South East Consultants: 8

Plunkett helps communities to raise the investments they need to make an impact. We specialise in helping communities to invest in a local community run and managed enterprises and are best known for our work supporting the development of village shops, pubs, cafes, farms and woodlands, plus everything in between.

We are also highly experienced in building community share portfolios that encourage a large quantity of low value share investments by a community, which result in mass participation and ownership.  To date, Plunkett has supported one third of all community share issues ever undertaken in the UK.

Business planning is one of Plunkett's strengths. We want organisations to be financially sustainable in the long-term. Helping communities and social enterprises with business planning and financial management are key elements of this.

We also help organisations to understand the legal structure options available to them and can register Community Benefit Societies.  If you would like an informal chat about working with Plunkett please do call our friendly team on 01993 814 386.

Pulse Regeneration
  • breakthrough
  • advanced
North West Consultants: 6

Pulse Regeneration is one of the UK’s leading voluntary, community and social enterprise sector consultancies. Formed in 2001, we are approved providers for Big Potential Breakthrough to support investment readiness and Big Potential Advanced to help with contract readiness. We specialise in helping ventures to develop, grow, increase their social impact and achieve financial sustainability. Key areas of support include business planning, market development, governance, financial planning and measuring impact. Our approach is to work in close partnership with ventures, assisting with the grant application process and working with you to meet the specific requirements of your organisation. Our team is highly experienced, having worked in the sector for many years, and we have strong connections with social investors and an in-depth understanding of commissioning and procurement processes.  Our aim is to offer value for money support, and tailored responses to help achieve your goals.  We would be very pleased to discuss your project, investment and contract ideas with you, with a view to acting as your support provider. Please do get in touch on 0151 475 7000 or by email at [email protected]

Radical Capital
  • breakthrough
East of England Consultants: 2

Radical Capital is a social venture intermediary for ambitious social enterprises and trading charities.  Radical Capital enables clients to become investment ready and to develop good governance, strategy and culture.  Radical Capital works with and matches to social investors, business angels and other funders.


Yorkshire and the Humber Consultants: 1

Redhill Consultants have worked with a wide range of charities and social enterprises funded by grants from programmes including the Investment & Contract Readiness Fund, Big Potential Breakth

  • breakthrough
  • advanced
South West Consultants: 3

Resonance is a social impact investment company with over 14 years of experience working with social enterprises throughout the UK.  We help social enterprises prepare for and raise capital from investors who value both their impact ambition and business model.   We have particular expertise in homelessness, community-led projects, education, health, social care and criminal justice.  We also create and manage impact investment funds and currently over £100m under management.  The Resonance team of 30, works from offices in Launceston, Manchester, Bristol and London. 

RTC North Limited
  • breakthrough
North East Consultants: 3

Working with organisations and individuals in both the public and private sector, RTC services are designed to help clients innovate, improve and grow. To allow us to offer this and an enhanced package of support to VCSEs under the Big Potential programme, we have now teamed up with specialist advisors and the team at Tait Walker Chartered Accountants to deliver full investment readiness projects across the North of England.

Since 2002, RTC has been engaged in delivering innovation services to NHS Trusts and in helping them to harness new product and service ideas that will improve patient care. Through this work, we recognise the important contribution made by VCSEs. Working within local communities, these social enterprises play a major role in the health education and wellbeing agenda and we want to help more of these inspiring organisations increase their social impact and ultimately their ability to change peoples' lives.