Investment and Contract Readiness Fund


The Office for Civil Society's 10m three year Investment and Contract Readiness Fund supports social ventures to build their capacity to be able to receive investment and bid for public service contracts.

We've put investors at the heart of the process because as providers of investment they both understand what investment ready ventures look like and have a keen business driven interest in helping social ventures with the greatest chances of success secure this support. 

We are interested in hearing from

  • Social ventures that would like advisors to support them expand and prepare for investments and / or getting public sector contracts.
  • Investment advisory support providers with a track record of supporting organisations to investment and contract readiness.
  • Potential investors in social ventures interested in learning more about the Fund and the pipeline of investible opportunities it intends to create. 

The Fund now has over 30 approved providers. Social ventures need to find an approved provider to work with before applying to the Fund.

The fund is currently not accepting applications for grants or providers and further updates will be provided in the coming months.

Fund Hotline

Interested in more information on how the Fund can help you? Our investment team are at hand to answer any questions.

Call 0207 842 7788 

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