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 […]
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 […]
The enabling infrastructure for social investment in England comprises both individual intermediary organisations and the shared practices, tools, networks and partnerships between these organisations. The Connect Fund is seeking to support both aspects of this infrastructure, using a combination of grant-funding and investments. Barrow Cadbury Trust, managing this fund in partnership with Access, today announced […]
Access has appointed Sue Cooper to join the board of the Foundation. Sue will serve for an initial term of three years. Sue brings significant experience of supporting charities and social enterprises to access social investment. Her career has included 18 years working with charities and social enterprises for Triodos Bank UK and a role […]