What is the fund?
The Reach Fund is a two year £4m grant fund that is going to test a new model for investment readiness support. The programme is funded by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment and is open to organisations in England.
Many social investors have been approached by charities and social enterprises who require extra support to become 'investment ready’.
Through this programme social investors will have the opportunity to refer these organisations to the Reach Fund to apply for the support they need.
Who is it for?
The Reach Fund provides grants to charities and social enterprises to help them raise social investment. If you are already working with one of our approved social investors, an ‘Access Point’, then you can apply to the Reach Fund for grant funding to help pay for additional support.
What can I apply for?
Investment readiness grants of £5,000 - £15,000 are available.
Am I eligible?
The fund is open to charities and social enterprises, operating in England. Any organisation can register and complete the diagnostic tool but in order to apply for a grant you must have been in contact with a designated Access Point who will approve your registration.
How do I apply?
If you would like to apply for a grant through the Reach Fund you will first need to be working with an ‘Access Point’. These are the approved social investors who will be able to refer to the organisations to the fund. If you do not have an ‘Access Point’ yet please take a look at the Access Point Directory on the Reach Fund website.
The first step of the process will be to register on this website where you will be asked for some basic information about you and your organisation.