Big Potential

Big Potential with SES

Sustainable Enterprise Strategies (SES) is an approved provider on Big Potential, a grants programme that provides funding to a range of third sector organisations including social enterprises, charities and community organisations seeking social investment or working towards contracts worth over £1m.

SES is a social enterprise company that has been supporting the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector for over three decades through practical business and consultancy provision.  Our team has vast amounts of experience of supporting key personnel to;

  • Review governance to ensure that the organisation structure supports a proposed business model
  • Raise capital for start-up, new projects, expansion into new services and delivery areas
  • Analyse markets and identify opportunities that will be financially sustainable and meet identified needs
  • Compete to win contracts
  • Demonstrate social value and measure social impact
  • Implement systems which help sustain and grow their enterprise

About Big Potential

Big Potential, a BIG Lottery Fund grant fund, will deliver approximately £20m of grant funding over 3 years to eligible VCSE organisations with the aim of improving the sustainability, capacity and scale of VCSE organisations in order that they may deliver greater social impact. The programme aims to raise awareness of the social investment market and support VCSEs who want to prepare themselves for social investment or winning contracts.

Big Potential has two possible application routes – Breakthrough and Advanced. SES are an approved provider of Big Potential Breakthrough.


Eligible VCSE organisations will be able to access specialist one to one support from the Big Potential programme partners before making an application for grants between £20,000 and £75,000 to undertake more in-depth investment readiness work with one of Big Potential’s approved providers. VCSE organisations based in England who are thinking about taking on social investment and have the ambition to raise up to £500,000 of repayable investment can apply to the Breakthrough route.

Find out more by visiting the Big Potential website.









Unlock Your Big Potential

Contact SES now to begin your journey to Big Potential or Tel: 0191 510 55 00 for more information.

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