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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. 




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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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 available: Tailored Support Packages 

Tailored support packages for charities and social enterprises in England working in either the homelessness, youth, equalities or mental health sectors to develop or grow their enterprising activity, earned income and financial resilience.

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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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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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