Further Reading

Once you have completed your Strength Checker report you may want to embark on some work to capitalise on your strengths and boost other areas of your organisational capabilities.

To do this you may need some formal and/or informal support from peers and/or experts.  There are a number of national and local schemes designed to support the sector. We have listed some below, though this is not an exhaustive list.

Sources of finance

Big Lottery Fund runs a number of funding programmes, including those that can help prepare VCSEs become “investment ready”. See our funding programmes here.

Big Potential offers grants and support to improve the sustainability, capacity and scale of VCSE organisations to deliver greater social impact and have greater appeal to social investors and to win contracts.

Get the guide to social investment

For more information about social investment and how the market works, download the guide produced by Big Lottery Fund and Social Enterprise UK. 

The Big Potential website is also a good source of information, guides, news and case studies as well as a source of funding to build organisational capacity.