In pursuit of readiness: An evaluation of the Investment and Contract Readiness Fund

'In Pursuit of Readiness', the evaluation of the Investment and Contract Readiness Fund (ICRF)  by Ecorys, commissioned by the Cabinet Office, Social Investment Business and Big Society Capital, examines the main lessons and learnings of the fund.

The Cabinet Office Fund, managed by Social Investment Business, was a staggering success, helping to unlock £233m in investments and contracts for charities and social enterprises. The fund provided grants to 155 ventures to help them grow and increase their impact.

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