Funding news

Big Lottery Fund launches Next Steps to encourage social investment - 16 November 2011

BIG states that Next Steps aims to explore the potential role of social investment in addressing problems experienced by communities and those most in need.

£6 million revenue funding available from the Big Lottery Fund (BIG). BIG will award grants to statutory organisations, companies limited by guarantee, community interest companies; or industrial and provident societies in order to fund work that will aim to:

  • improve the lives of communities and people most in need through the development of robust social investment vehicles, and
  • enable learning about social investment ‘in practice’.

For full details, please refer to the BIG website's Next Steps webpage.