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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Access – the Foundation for Social Investment, has announced the partnership that will deliver its two year Impact Management Programme. New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) will be leading the programme, working with a consortium of social sector organisations: Impetus-PEF, NCVO Charities Evaluation Services, Social Enterprise UK, Social Investment Business, Social Value UK and the Young Foundation. […]

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 […]

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 […]