Social Enterprise

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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Shackleton Foundation

Social Enterprise Youth

The Shackleton Foundation awards seed-funding of up to £10,000 to early-stage social entrepreneurs with the potential to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged and socially marginalised young people – just as Sir Ernest Shackleton helped others to overcome their doubts and fears in the face of true adversity. Projects must: be innovative and fresh; fulfil a…

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Kent Community Foundation: Employability, Skills & Enterprise

Education & Employment Local Grants Social Enterprise

The aim of the Employability, Skills and Enterprise grant programme (of up to £5,000) is to raise the aspirations and increase the skills and opportunities of people who are far from the labour market due to a range of challenging circumstances that can present barriers to employment. This may include young people/NEETs, young parents, ex-offenders,…

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The Fore

Arts & Culture Community Buildings/Halls Environmental Health & Social Care Heritage Older People Social Enterprise Sports Youth

The Fore is the only open-access funder in the UK offering development funding and strategic support to early-stage charities and social enterprises. Unrestricted grants of up to £30,000 over one to three years and access to business expertise are available to any UK registered charity, social enterprise or community interest company with an annual income less than £1m.…

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The Henry Smith Charity: Improving Lives

Health & Social Care Social Enterprise

The Improving Lives grant programme provides grants (of up to £20,000 per year for a maximum of three years) to charitable organisations including social enterprises that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available. The Henry Smith Charity supports established organisations (with incomes of between £50,000 – £2…

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Plunkett Foundation: More Than A Pub – The Community Pub Business Support Programme

Social Enterprise

The Plunkett Foundation offer finance packages of loans and grants to communities that are considering taking on the responsibility for and ownership of their local pub, through purchase or long-term lease. The programme will increase the number of community-owned pubs open and trading. For many communities, pubs are not just a place to drink; they…

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Kaleidoscope Investments

Social Enterprise

Kaleidoscope Investments provides financial backing to help disabled entrepreneurs in the UK start their own business. The fund will assist in the development of the businesses it invests in and ensure they make a worthwhile return for investors. Alongside investment opportunities, Kaleidoscope provides advice, mentors and infrastructure around the disabled entrepreneur. For further information and…

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Architectural Heritage Fund: Project Viability Grant

Social Enterprise

Project Viability Grants (PVG) are to fund studies to look at potential uses for a building and at its current condition, and produce a Viability Report to a standard template. Successful completion of this will be used to judge whether applicants can then apply for the AHF’s Project Development Grant funding, and can be used…

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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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