Set up in 1996, Bright Ideas Nottingham is a vibrant, pioneering, community-based social enterprise that works with people to influence change and improvements in their communities. We believe that the community voice should be heard and that it is communities that can inspire and direct the most necessary and positive changes in the places where they live, study and work. Bright Ideas Nottingham seeks to improve the quality of, and access to, institutions and services for diverse people using cultural brokerage and community engagement and involvement. Many of our projects support community activism and encourage people to become involved through volunteering.

We have local, regional and national reputation for designing and delivering radical, innovative projects which include: Research and evaluation; Impact assessment; Training and development; Devising campaigns and information materials; Hosting vibrant events; Training teachers, trainers and mentors and; Working with people from diverse communities.

Bright Ideas Nottingham present and recent clients and partners include:

Adult Education

Fircroft Residential College

Nottingham Trent University

University of Nottingham

Workers’ Educational Association


Community and Voluntary Sector

BME Cancer Communities

British Heart Foundation

Carers Federation

Embrace in Community

mon0Lisa Productions

New Art Exchange

Nottingham Contemporary

Nottingham Muslim Women’s Network


Self Help UK / Self Help Nottingham



Darley Abbey

Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site

Embrace Heritage

National Justice Museum

Newstead Abbey


Statutory Agencies

Inspire / Nottinghamshire County Council 

NHS England

NHS Nottingham

Nottingham City CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group)

Nottingham City Council 

One Nottingham

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