The Reach Fund

Investment readiness grants to charities and social enterprises who are already working with a social investor.

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The Reach Fund provides support to charities and social enterprises who are already close to the point of taking on social investment. In order to apply to the fund, an organisation must be referred by a social investor registered with the fund, known as an ‘Access Point’. 

An initial evaluation of the Reach Fund was carried out in 2019 and a further recent evaluation will be published later this year. Both evaluations suggest that the programme is proving effective in helping a broader range of charities and social enterprises to access social investment. The programme was therefore extended for the second time in 2021 so will now continue to run until 2025/26.

All the details about how to apply, including a list of active Access Point social investors, is available on The Reach Fund’s dedicated website.

You can also see a summary of grants made via the Reach Fund on our Quarterly dashboards. The figures below are from March 2021: