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 […]
Homeless Link, the national membership organisation for homelessness and supported housing agencies, is launching a £4.5 million Social Investment Fund for charities and social enterprises across England working to reduce homelessness. The programme is the first of its kind exclusively for the homelessness sector and one of very few sector-specific funds in existence. Homeless Link […]
Four new social investors have been approved to work with the Reach Fund, a £4m investment readiness grant fund. Approved investors, known as ‘Access Points’, can refer charities and social enterprises to apply for investment readiness grants. The new ‘Access Points’ are First Ark Group, Plymouth City Council, Bridges Fund Management and the Arts Impact […]
Good Finance, a website and collaborative project to help charities and social enterprises navigate social investment, has launched after a year of research and co-design with the sector.
The Impact Loans England programme is now available to social enterprises and charities across England with £5 million to lend over the next three years. The funding is available to organisations making a positive difference in their communities, with a focus on providing working capital, hiring new talent, or progressing with business development plans. Daniel […]