Funding & Investment
Great ideas need to be funded at some stage, so a huge part of our work is helping organisations and communities find the funding and investment that works for them.
We have years of experience in bid writing and a close relationship with many of the national funders, including the Government, Lottery distributors and larger trusts and charities.
With the pressure on grants, we also include support to secure loans, equity, bonds, sponsorship, donations, crowdfunding and the potential for a community share issue.
Each articulated funding strategy is directly related to the needs and capacity of the idea and the organisation and we will not recommend a course of action that is not achievable.
In the last 12 months, we have supported clients to secure over £9m of funding and investment.
“We had the vision, but our biggest headache was funding. Bringing Community Enterprise in immediately solved this, got us on a positive momentum and the money was secured.”
Grassmarket Community Project, Edinburgh