Latest News Element Society receives Big Potential Advanced Grant Big Potential Advanced Grant awarded to Element Society This grant awarded by The Big Lottery will enable Action Deafness to develop the charity in five workstream areas – Impact Measurement, Business Systems, Governance, Diversification and Bid Preparation. Element Society will be working with Local Partnerships to develop these 5 workstreams. Christopher Hill – Chief Executive of Element Society commented: “We are very pleased to be selected by Social Investment Business to receive a Big Potential Awards. Our thanks go out to their team and the good people at the Big Lottery for this support. I am excited to use this grant to work with our provider, Locality, to take the charity through the next step in its evolution. Charities face many difficulties and challenges in today’s world – the Big Potential grant allows the third sector to access the expertise required to be competitive with strong, well-founded strategies. Sophie Eyre – Trustee commented: Congratulations to the team at Element Society for successfully being awarded this Advanced fund. I believe this will help the organisation and its wonderful team prepare the charity to take its outstanding work into new areas. Big Potential is a Big Lottery Fund grant fund that will deliver approximately £20m of grant funding over three years to eligible VCSE organisations with the aim of improving their sustainability, capacity and scale in order that they may deliver greater social impact. Big Potential is administered by Social Investment Business for the Big Lottery Fund, in partnership with Locality, Charity Bank, Social Enterprise UK, and the University of Northampton. Local Partnerships is jointly owned by HM Treasury, the Local Government Association and the Welsh Government. We were formed in 2009 to help the public sector deliver local services and infrastructure. We work with local and national government and other public sector organisations to deliver effective, timely and affordable solutions to the challenges they face – for the public good.