Big Potential programme now closed

18 September 2017

The final window for submitting applications to Big Potential, a £20m investment readiness programme that provides grants to charities and social enterprises, has now closed.

With all applications needing to be submitted by noon on 15th September, applicants had their last chance to apply for funding and support to help them work out how social investment could work for them.

The programme received as many applications in the final two days as it had over the course of the previous six months. Key data will be published once the final grant awards have been made. The latest grant data* is available below:

Big Potential Breakthrough  
grants awarded  280
applications received 537
1-1s completed 890
Total committed  £8,313,089
Big Potential Advanced  
grants awarded 113
applications received 242
Total committed £8,757,289

*All figures are as of the end of August.

If you have applied to Big Potential Breakthrough all decisions will be made in October and November with all applicants informed of the outcome by December.

If you have applied to Big Potential Advanced all decisions will be made in September with all applicants informed of the outcome by the end of October.

If you have already been awarded grant funding please see our information for grant-holders.

Social Investment Business, who manage the fund on behalf of Big Lottery Fund, would like to thank everyone who worked with us to make this programme a success along with Big Lottery Fund for making the fund possible.