Access to grant funding

Baxendale has supported clients to secure offers of over £55m of investment and over £510m in new contracts by helping them to become investment and contract ready.

If you are a voluntary, community or social enterprise (VCSE) organisation looking for support to pay for investment and/or contract readiness work we would be happy to talk to you about putting in an application to one of the funds below.

Big Potential

Big Potential is a £20m Lottery fund that is available to VCSE organisations looking to become investment and/or contract ready.

The fund is divided into Big Potential Breakthrough, for VCSEs looking to raise an investment below £500,000, and Big Potential Advanced, for VCSEs searching for investment over £500,000 or aiming to secure contracts of a value greater than £1million.

As an approved provider to Big Potential we would be happy to talk to you about supporting your application, and if successful, performing your investment or contract readiness work.

Local Sustainability Fund

The Local Sustainability Fund is a £20million fund delivered by the Big Lottery on behalf of the Office for Civil Society. Grants between £20,000 and £100,000 will be made to VCSEs, largely to pay for an advisor to support them to become more sustainable.

Whilst there is no approved provider list for advisors on this fund, our track record on a variety of similar funds, including Big Potential and the ICRF, makes us ideally placed to support VCSEs who are invited to apply to the Local Sustainability Fund.

The fund is now closed to expressions of interest, however if your VCSE has already completed the diagnostic and you would like support with the full application and subsequent work please contact us.

Funds that we have been approved providers on - now closed.