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February 2018: Secretary of State’s message of support

August 2017: Stronger Together

March 2017: East London funding success; fundraising training survey; governance & marketing support nationwide

November 2016: Lottery successes, fundraising for BME communities, chief executive vacancy

October 2016: Assessing your fundraising & training needs

Screenshot 2016-03-08 at 08.09.18Breaking New Ground appointed the Big Society Funding CIC team to deliver an ‘Engagement and Legacy Development Project’ over the next two months. As a five-year old Community Interest Company they have a track record of delivering community engagement, consultations and partnership development work in both urban and rural settings; and successful experience of generating fresh income streams, innovation and bringing on-aboard fresh ideas, people and organisations to sustain community-based initiatives.

Screenshot 2016-01-22 at 07.55.10We are now working closely with the Big Lottery’s ‘Communities Can’ programme, providing packages of support to groups in Peterborough and Barking & Dagenham. This includes the Somali Women’s Association, and issuing a press release to acknowledge their fresh plans for 2016.

Screenshot 2015-11-17 at 15.14.14Free support and advice to groups in Norfolk: the team now has resources to support and advice up to 8 groups and organisations serving highly disadvantaged communities in Norfolk. There will be no charge to groups. Groups wanting to be considered need to complete a short online form.

Untitled-2Report launched: A study into the State of the Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise Sector in Norfolk and Suffolk (commissioned by New Anglia LEP, Norfolk & Suffolk County Councils)


Screenshot 2015-06-29 at 13.29.34 - Display 2Big Society team agree their refreshed strategy



Screenshot 2015-02-03 at 08.00.35Four Years On – Review of our work ‘Building Better Opportunities & Optimism’


Screenshot 2015-01-23 at 10.54.22Big Society Funding donates laptops to help give children in Africa a brighter future


Big Society Funding commissioned to conduct first study into economic importance of Norfolk & Suffolk voluntary organisations.

Building Better Opportunities – Big Society Funding CIC secure Lottery funding to raise awareness and provide advice on European funding.


annual reviewLatest review of our work 2011-2013.



LEP Prize Challenge£1 million Prize Challenge for Voluntary Sector – 1st Round of Prizes awarded.


big-assist-logo250_250We have been approved as a Big Assist supplier – this means VCSE infrastructure organisations can apply to this scheme for free consultancy and then select us as their consultants. To see our Big Assist Profile and connect to the Big Assist website to apply for funds, click on the Big Assist logo.

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