Which fund is right for you?Funds

Whether your charity or social enterprise is looking for a grant to become ready for investment or a loan to help with growth we have a range of programmes you can apply for. 

Blended Loan/Grant Finance 

Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund

Funding available: "Blended" Loan/Grant finance of up to £150K with up to a third being grant 

Employing money made available by The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, this Fund aims to support creative and cultural activity, whilst also helping to increase social impact in disadvantaged communities across the eleven Local Enterprise Partnership areas in the North of England.”

The Fund is being managed by our friends at Key Fund, with The Social Investment Business acting as Delivery partner for The North East Local Enterprise Partnership area.  

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Youth Endowment Fund

Funding previously available: 1-2 year grants of +/- £200,000 per year (indicative)

Grants to support and evaluate interventions primarily targeting young people aged 10-14 who are judged to be at risk of being drawn into crime and violence.

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Reach Fund

Funding available: Grants between £5,000 - £15,000Reach Fund

Investment readiness grants for charities and social enterprises working with approved social investors - Access Points.

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Enterprise Development Programme

Funding previously available: Grants between £5,000 - £50,000

Grants for charities and social enterprises in England working in either the homelessness or youth sector to develop or grow their enterprising activity, earned income and financial resilience. The pilot phase of the programme has now closed, but the the intention is to have a further grant window open later in the year.

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Forward Enterprise FundForward Enterprise Fund logo

Funding available: Unsecured Loans between £25,000 - £150,000

Loans and pre-investment business support are available to individuals, charities and social enterprises working in the areas of addiction and criminal recovery. Grants of up to £5,000 are also available for early-stage enterprises to use as match-funding on Crowdfunder. 

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First Steps Enterprise FundFirst Steps Enterprise Fund

Funding available: Mixed Loan and Grant package of >£30,000

Loans (with some grant funding) for entrepreneurial early stage community organisations looking to grow their services and become more sustainable.

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Liverpool City Region Impact Fund

Funding available: Loans between £50,000 - £250,000

Simple loan finance for charities and social enterprises based in the Liverpool City Region, helping them to grow and scale up the impact they make in their communities.

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Looking for a larger loan?

Our partner Social and Sustainable Capital has loan funds betwen £150,000 and £3 million available for charities and social enterprises looking to create positive social change and regenerate their communities.

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Still not sure?Good Finance

Good Finance is a handy website created to provide charities and social enterprises with information on the different funding available. It's a great first-stop for any charity or social enterprise that is new to social finance and wants to understand the basics.

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