Access – The Foundation for Social Investment (‘Access’) has published its latest impact report looking at the investment of their endowment, the social and environmental impact it has generated and the financial return. Access was given a £60 million endowment by Government in 2015 to spend over ten years on funding programmes which help charities […]

Seb Elsworth, Chief Executive of Access – The Foundation for Social Investment said: “This is a big moment for the Dormant Assets Scheme. By tackling youth unemployment and giving people and communities in need access to finance, the Scheme tackles deep-rooted social problems and inequalities through sustained long-term investment – helping those who are not […]

The incoming Chair of the Enterprise Grants Task Force, Anna de Pulford, has called on charitable foundations to examine the complex ways in which their grants interact with enterprise and trading.  In a blog, published today on, the Director of the Dulverton Trust says that foundations – regardless of whether they directly support enterprise […]

Access – the Foundation for Social Investment (Access) and Social Investment Business (SIB) have announced that the Reach Fund, the pioneering grant programme which supports charities and social enterprises to increase their resilience by taking on social investment, will continue for a further four years. Access plan to make at least £10 million available over […]