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 […]
Major new grant programme to help charities and social enterprises access social investment, funded by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment Fund is designed to work closely with social investors to simplify the process for charities and social enterprises. Ten social investors will participate initially Access announces that Social Investment Business will deliver the […]
First Ark has announced the launch of its first Social Investment Fund for the North West aimed at offering finance to early stage and growing social businesses. The £4m fund is the third to be supported by Access through the Growth Fund and will further increase the impact of the North West region’s social economy, […]
Key Fund, a long-standing investor in community and social enterprises, is delivering the Northern Impact Fund, aimed at new and early stage enterprises who are seeking finance to support growth. Matt Smith, CEO of the Key Fund, said: “With this fund we’re offering finance of up to £150k, but typical investments will be around £50k, […]