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Esmée Fairbairn Foundation: Social Investment

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Esmée Fairbairn Foundation’s Social Investment provides social investment of between £60,000 and around £300,000 (no set maximum) to charities, social enterprises and community benefit societies that aim to achieve a high social impact as well as a financial return and be a good fit with the Foundation’s funding priorities. Both revenue and capital projects with social investment. Could…

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ASDA Foundation: First Steps Enterprise Fund

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ASDA Foundation’s First Steps Enterprise Fund, managed by Social Investment Business, offers funding packages of up to £30,000 or up to £50,000 for exceptional cases (90% loan and 10% grant). The loan element is charged at 5% (fixed) to be repaid over a period of four years with an optional capital holiday for the first year. Charities…

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Social and Sustainable Capital: Community Investment Fund

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Social and Sustainable Capital’s Community Investment Fund invests between £250,000 and £2 million in community-based, locally-led organisations which are providing essential support and services to improve the well-being of local residents, developing the local economy and creating positive social change for all individuals in the community. The Fund aims to improve the quality of life of…

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NatWest: Community Business Loans

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NatWest (/Royal Bank of Scotland)’s Community Business Loans provide investment of between £30,000 and £500,000 to charities, social enterprises, community interest companies or co-operatives that: have social or environmental aims, reinvesting profits to deliver a positive impact; are financially sustainable; are investment ready in terms of management, governance and financial position; can demonstrate a sustainable business…

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Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) Venturesome: Development Fund

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Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) Venturesome’s Development Fund provides charities, community groups and social enterprises affordable finance from £25,000 to £350,000, repayable over 3-5 years, that can be used for: cashflow support to build the long-term sustainability of your organisation; development finance to help you grow; and building a trading arm to generate income. To be eligible,…

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Big Issue Invest: Social Enterprise Investment Fund II

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Big Issue Invest’s Social Enterprise Investment Fund II (SEIF II) supports ambitious social enterprises and charities with sustainable business models looking to grow and extend their social impact. The Fund offers repayable finance of between £250,000 and £3 million for growth, working capital and capital expenditure purposes. SEIF II provides a range of loans and investments,…

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Big Issue Invest: Impact Loans England

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Big Issue Invest’s Impact Loans England offers loan finance between £20,000 to £150,000 which can be structured to your individual needs. The loans are unsecured and will not require you to put any personal guarantees in place as security. Investment funding can be used for a variety of projects, including: Working capital; Buying equipment; Contract…

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Homeless Link: Social Investment Fund

Health & Social Care Loans

The Homeless Link Social Investment Fund offers flexible, blended finance of up to £150,000 to charities and social enterprises working to reduce homelessness across England. The Fund is looking to support organisations to: increase the homelessness sector’s knowledge and experience of social investment; develop new models for income generation and funding; and improve their long-term sustainability. The…

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Social Investment Business & The Forward Trust: Forward Enterprise Fund

Education & Employment Loans Social Enterprise

The Forward Enterprise Fund is £2 million social investment fund that supports charities and social enterprises run by, or creating employment opportunities for, ex-offenders and people in recovery from addiction. The Fund provides access to unsecured loans between £25,000 – £150,000 for revenue and/or capital projects (typical interest rate 7.5%) for up to a five year term. Eligible organisations…

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Kent Community Foundation: Kent Social Enterprise Loan Fund (KSELF)

Loans Social Enterprise

The Kent Social Enterprise Loan Fund (KSELF) offers Kent’s charities and social enterprises unsecured loans of between £10,000 and £100,000. The scheme is a blended loan and grant fund (30%) with a flat interest rate of 5% with a split between capital and interest payments remaining fixed throughout the term. Investment readiness and business support is also provided…

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Charity Bank

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Charity Bank is an ethical bank that exists to lend to charities and social enterprises and other organisations where the loan is for a social purpose. They offer competitively priced loans from £50,000 up to £3.25 million, tailored terms and a team of regional managers who are social sector specialists. Repayment terms can be for up to…

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Social and Sustainable Capital: Third Sector Investment Fund

Loans Social Enterprise

Launched by Social and Sustainable Capital, the Third Sector Investment Fund invests in social enterprises and charities across the UK through secured and unsecured loans. The Fund’s investors are Santander, Big Society Capital and the Social Investment Business Foundation. The Fund invests between £150,000 and £3 million in charities and social enterprises across the UK.…

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