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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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.

19 June 2017

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.

9 June 2017

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.

7 March 2017

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.

24 February 2017

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.

10 January 2017

Big Potential Breakthrough, the Big Lottery Fund investment readiness fund, has been extended until the end of 2017.

4 January 2017

The evaluations for year two of Big Potential Breakthrough and year one of Big Potential Advanced have now been published.

27 April 2016

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.

1 September 2015

The first BIG Potential Breakthrough Evaluation Report has now been published and you can view it here.

13 July 2015

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.