Big Potential Fund - CAN Invest, Approved Provider

CAN Invest proud to be a Big Potential Fund Provider

CAN Invest, the Social Investment Financial Intermediary (SIFI) arm of CAN, are pleased to be an Approved Provider for the BIG Potential Fund.


The Fund will allow social organisations to access CAN Invest’s expertise for free, and help them get the necessary skills and services in social impact measurement, business planning and financial modelling to secure social investment and expand their operations and impact.

So what is the BIG Potential Fund?

It’s a new £10 million fund from Big Lottery that is aimed at eligible voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations (VSCEs) to improve their sustainability, capacity and scale and help them deliver greater social impact for communities across England.

A grant from the fund will help VCSEs, at the very beginning of their social investment journey, to get specialist and tailored support to become investment ready.


BIG Potential is about more than a fund…

Big Potential isn’t just about a fund it will also offer VCSE organisations the chance to consider the usefulness of social investment as part of its broader financing or fundraising strategy.

Organisations have access to a brand new Big Potential website: with fantastic learning and development content and in-depth information on social investment including case studies, guides and a fully automated diagnostic tool which is a helpful companion to any VCSE organisation starting its social investment journey.

Interested organisations can also access and book a place at one of the numerous regional events, held in collaboration with regional and local partners in venues across England over the next three years.

Places are still available for the next event taking place in Leeds on 4th December. Book a place now - it’s a fantastic opportunity to learn more about social investment and if it’s right for your organisation.

Find out more about BIG Potential with CAN Invest