Mutual Ventures

Get contract-ready with Big Potential

Mutual Ventures is an approved provider on Big Potential, a grants programme that provides funding to support social enterprises, charities and community organisations seeking social investment or working towards contracts worth over £1m.

There are two types of funding available:

Big Potential Advanced has grants of between £50,000 and £150,000 to work with a partner consultancy to become ‘contract-ready’.

Big Potential Breakthrough supports organisations to prepare themselves for receiving social investment, and provides grants of between £20,000 and £75,000.

The fund is administered by the Social Investment Business on behalf of the Big Lottery Fund.

How do I know if I am eligible?

To check your eligibility and find out more, you can visit the Big Potential website and register your interest here.

Once you have completed Big Potential’s online eligibility checker, we can work with you to develop an application. It is anticipated that the fund will remain open until December 2017 and will make around 120 grants. Mutual Ventures is one of a number of approved consultants on the programme.

What support can Mutual Ventures provide?

We are able to offer support to help you become contract-ready in a range of areas, 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 read more about Big Potential and how we could help you, download our presentation here.

To talk to us about working together, call us on (020) 3714 3900 or contact us via email.

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