In 2014 the Impact Readiness Fund was launched by the Cabinet Office. It was the first programme of its kind to offer grants solely for the purpose of developing impact measurement approaches for charities and social enterprises so that they could raise investment or win contracts. Access and BSC have a shared interest in supporting better impact management across the sector, so we thought it would be timely to review the Impact Readiness Fund to inform our future work. We commissioned independent researcher and writer Adrian Hornsby to complete this review. The resulting report, published today on our website, will be followed up with a learning event in September, led by NPC, as part of their work delivering the Impact Management Programme on Access’ behalf.
Launched as a two-year grant programme in 2016, The Reach Fund, helps charities and social enterprises raise investment, typically for the first-time. These organisations may have the potential to grow or diversify their income and develop stronger balance sheets, but are not yet investment ready. Following the successful piloting of the Reach Fund over the last […]
Access – The Foundation for Social Investment has today published its new five year strategy, with a commitment to help charities and social enterprises to develop enterprise models which help increase their earned income and thereby build resilience. Access’s work will focus on those who are likely to use social investment as a tool for […]
The Growth Fund is to close to new applications this December. Organisations looking to make loans to charities and social enterprises in England have until December to apply to the Growth Fund by submitting an expression of interest.
Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO) launched a new social investment fund today at a bustling event at their Ardwick-based centre. This GM Social Investment fund provides affordable and accessible loan finance to small social enterprises and charities that trade. GMCVO is calling for people to get in touch about the programme. The loans […]
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