Access exists to bridge the gap between smaller charities & social enterprises and social investors. That’s not something we can do on our own. Through this blog we try to open up our work.
The Growth Fund has three funds now live, plus five offers made. There are three further applications currently in the due diligence stage. We are seeing a strong pipeline with a wide range of different sorts of organisations applying. Simon recently updated on progress and the themes we are seeing. A key part of our […]
It was a pleasure to be a part of the conversation that led to the first two grants being approved through the Reach Fund: talking through the first set of applications felt like a satisfying milestone. Over the past six months, our partners Social Investment Business (SIB) have done a great job in putting all […]
It’s now about 18 months since the Growth Fund opened its doors to the first applications in summer of 2015, and I have been in post for a little over year, so what have we learnt and seen? Plenty! So what can I tell you? After a year of activity Seb provided an update on […]
Access has been established to address to specific failures in the social investment in England, namely the lack of small scale unsecured debt, and the need for long term funding of investment readiness work. We are doing this through providing subsidy in the form of grants in two main ways: By blending grant with debt […]
This week it has been my pleasure and privilege to be able to come over to the US to attend the Feedback Labs Summit, in Washington DC. Feedback Labs, hosts of the event, are an organisation dedicated to developing a culture of listening and responding to participants in any social programme. “Because people should drive […]
We are delighted to have signed our second Growth Fund deal last week. Key Fund will run the Northern Impact Fund, building on their great track record of making small loans to charities and social enterprises across the North of England and midlands. You can read more about the first two funds open for business […]
You may have seen our announcement a couple of weeks ago that we are partnering with Rathbones who will manage our endowment – the culmination of months of thinking about how we invest using a “total impact approach”, how we engage with the investment community and how we determine which asset manager is best able […]