Access – The Foundation for Social Investment is set to receive £30m from dormant accounts to create new blended finance solutions for charities and social enterprises in England impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, it was announced this afternoon. The £30m will be split between enabling existing emergency lending programmes to offer blended loan and grant […]
As the situation with COVID-19 unfolds around us, it is clear that there will be a significant impact on charities and social enterprises in the coming weeks and months. In this post, we share the response from social investors and Good Finance. Social Investors Respond to COVID-19: our support & commitment We are all aware […]
Growth Fund reaches major milestone of being more than half deployed; Blended finance programme has transformed the social investment market over the last four years, making small scale unsecured finance readily available; Calls to ensure that the supply of this sort of finance continues once the Growth Fund is exhausted. Charities and social enterprises in […]
Local Access, the partnership between Access – The Foundation for Social Investment, and Big Society Capital, has today announced which six places in England will take part in the new experimental £33 million programme. Each place will receive a mix of support, grant funding and repayable investment to grow their local charity and social enterprise […]
The Access Foundation’s Growth Fund is now open for expressions of interest from Social Investment Finance Intermediaries (SIFIs).
Access is delighted to appoint Seb Elsworth to the role of Chief Executive of Access. He will take up his post in early May.
The Growth Fund is a combination of up to £22.5 million grant from Big Lottery Fund and up to £22.5 million loan from Big Society Capital to address the gap in the social investment market.