Before you begin...

You can apply to the First Steps Enterprise Fund by completing the form below.

Make sure to read the fund information before you start your application and remember that this programme is only open to community organisations that:

  • Are based and work in England
  • Have been operating for at least one year
  • Are able to repay a loan over 4 years at 5% interest
  • Can provide evidence of need for and benefit to their local community

If you meet the fund's criteria we will call you for a chat about your proposal. This will be followed by a assessment visit. Your application will the nby put forwrd to our investment committee.

If you have any questions about First Steps or require clarification on anything email

 (Oh, and good luck!).


Expression of Interest

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The Social Investment Business is the trading name for the Social Investment Business Foundation, Registered Company No. 05777484 (England), Registered Charity No. 1117185 (England & Wales), The Social Investment Business Limited, Registered in England No. 06490609, VAT No. 927456693, Futurebuilders-England Limited, Registered in England No. 05066676 and Forward Enterprise FM Ltd, Registered in England No.11238102. Registered Office: CAN Mezzanine, Borough, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YR.

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