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 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 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 […]

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 […]