About Us

WHO WE ARE?

Six years ago (2011) in response to the Coalition Government’s austerity agenda and the then PM’s social policy focus on ‘Big Society’ the Big Society Funding Community Interest Company was founded to develop capacity building, evaluation and income generation consultancy support services for struggling and financially fragile voluntary sector organisations.

 

Clients have included

 

  • Cambridgeshire ACRE (securing them a £1m Heritage Lottery grant)
  • Harrow Council (setting up new support services for voluntary sector)
  • Peterborough CVS (establishing new 18 member Partnership organisation)
  • HLF-funded Breaking New Ground (legacy development consultations & report)
  • Ipswich & Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (evaluating work & securing 3 year funding from Big Lottery)
  • Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP (providing outreach into voluntary sector & initiating new £1m LEP Prize Challenge)
  • Harrow Women’s Centre (producing evaluation report & getting £204k Lottery grant)
  • New Anglia LEP (report into the state of the voluntary sector in Norfolk & Suffolk)
  • Blackpool Queens Park Residents (evaluation, community consultations and £498k of funding)
  • Promoting African Refugees Community Association in Peterborough and Barking & Dagenham
  • Somali Women’s Association (capacity building, evaluation work & significant £175-195k Big Lottery grants, we have carried out an evaluation of their services and area, we are now waiting the outcome of a stage 2 Lottery bid we helped them to submit).

INFORMATION ABOUT US...

As a passionate social enterprise we aim to build community cohesion, individual skills and talents, particularly with those working in some of our most socially deprived and diverse neighbourhoods and looking to better the lives of people facing, what can seem often, like intractable problems.

- Big Society Funding

T: 07913 818 838

 

E: mark@bigsocietyfunding.org