Big Potential is a grants programme funded by Big Lottery Fund and managed by ourselves at Social Investment Business. It’s set to deliver approximately £20m of grant funding over a 3 year period with the aim of improving the sustainability, capacity and scale of VCSE organisations in order that they may deliver greater social impact. The programme caters for a wide variety of charities such as Disability Resource Centre in Birmingham and NCVO is one of our approved support providers.
A recent Big Potential Fund Evaluation has identified that there is a low number of women-led (and disability-led) VCSEs engaged with the programme.
So here is where Women’s Resource Centre comes in.
Big Potential are looking to set up and co-host three regional events aimed at women-led VCSEs in the North, Central and South of England. These free-to-attend events would provide attendees with an overview of Big Potential and help them understand the benefits for women-led VCSEs. We realise that such a partnership may incur costs and we are happy to consider your needs.
We would like to know if this is something that you –our network- are interested in. If you are, we would like to organise workshops all around the country.
Please let us know your thoughts!