Big Potential Advanced: Year 4 Report

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This is the fourth annual evaluation report for Big Potential Advanced (BPA), which looks at the last four years of operation until December 31st 2018.

Back in 2015 when BPA was first launched, the funding programme offered grants to charities and social enterprises seeking business support to help them gain social investment or win contracts in excess of £500,000. From the original £10 million of BPA support for 137 organisations, 45 of those charities and social enterprises have since achieved £464 million of social investment and contracts.

We hope that the experience of Big Potential shared in this, and other evaluations, helps to shape the development of future programmes so that they can apply the lessons we’ve learned and be more effective as a result.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSocial Investment Business
Commissioning bodyBig Lottery Fund
Number of pages48
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2019


  • Social Investment
  • Investment Readiness
  • VCSE


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