Access – the Foundation for Social Investment, has announced details of the first new social investment fund in which it has invested, providing affordable loans at a small scale to charities and social enterprises. The Health and Wellbeing Challenge Fund South West, to be delivered by Resonance, will offer funding of up to £150,000 to […]
Access has published further details of its strategy, including the design of its first two capacity building programmes, plans for developing the Growth Fund, its role as a market champion and details of how it is also seeking to achieve positive impact through the management of its endowment. Access is providing over £100m to the […]
Here at Access we are committed to taking an evidence-based approach to our programmes, and making a contribution to our collective understanding of social investment through funding research. We’re very pleased to announce that our first funded report, ‘Prospecting the Future’ by Nick Temple of SEUK, has now been published. Through detailed analysis of the […]
The programme will see Access spend down a £60m endowment over the next decade to support more charities and social enterprises to be able to engage with social investment. This initial consultation phase will run until the end of September 2015, with funded programmes beginning in Spring 2016. Access was launched in March 2015 to […]
The Access Foundation’s Growth Fund is now open for expressions of interest from Social Investment Finance Intermediaries (SIFIs).
Access is delighted to appoint Seb Elsworth to the role of Chief Executive of Access. He will take up his post in early May.