The government has announced today (7 March) that the expanded Dormant Assets Scheme, which will unlock £880 million of forgotten money, will fund much needed investment into organisations tackling social problems in their communities including social enterprises and charities. In addition, the government has announced £31 million of immediate funding from dormant assets to help […]

The Enterprise Grants Taskforce will bring together funders and foundations looking to support the development of earned income across the sector. A new group of funders and foundations has come together with the aim of boosting enterprise in the sector through better use of Enterprise Grants. Enterprise Grants are grants made by public or private […]

Seb Elsworth, chief executive of Access – the Foundation for Social Investment, has received an MBE for services to social investment in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.   The honour recognises Seb’s various voluntary sector roles, where he has spent his whole career, including as the first chief executive of Access, from 2015 onwards.      Designed to ‘disrupt’ […]

Scheme will target smaller charities and social enterprises based in deprived areas. Access – The Foundation for Social Investment is set to receive £20m from dormant assets to extend its support for charities and social enterprises in England, it was announced today. The £20m from dormant assets will enable finance to flow to charities and […]

Chief executive of Access – the Foundation for Social Investment, Seb Elsworth said: ‘This is a substantive,  thoughtful and timely contribution. The call for more “enterprise-centric” finance for social enterprises is key to delivering the outcomes we all want to see. The good news is that we know how this can be done. As the […]

Access – The Foundation for Social Investment has announced the appointment of Chloe Stables as Director of Partnerships and Advocacy. Now in the second half of its planned ten-year life, Access is seeking to develop and implement a legacy for its work, with the goal to ensure long-term support for blended finance and enterprise development […]