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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]