Big Potential Advanced

Pulse is an approved provider for Big Potential Advanced; a new £10 million BIG Lottery grant fund managed by the Social Investment Business. Pulse can help with applications and provide support to eligible VCSE organisations with the ambition of winning contracts with a value of at least £1m.

What is Big Potential Advanced?

Big Potential Advanced is is an expansion of the original Big Potential programme aimed at supporting more developed organisations.

Pulse can assist VCSE organisations that need contract readiness support to win contracts with a lifetime value in excess of £1m.

Funding Support Available 

The Advanced route of Big Potential is available to VCSEs based and operating in England that need help securing a contract of at least £1m.

VCSE’s will have a strong proposal and be sufficiently ambitious to be able to develop a project of the desired scale in a set time period. VCSE’s applying to this route will be expected to have a sufficiently strong grasp of what it means to bid for and win a contract with a value of over £1m.

Grants of between £50,000 and £150,000 are available.

Support covers all aspects of contract readiness.

Further Information

If you are interested in the fund please contact the Pulse Team on or call Caroline Lewis for further information on 0151 475 7000.