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 to secure further funding elsewhere.
To apply for a grant you must be a formally constituted and incorporated charity or social enterprise whose members have limited liability. This includes:
- Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs)
- Charitable Companies Limited by Guarantee
- Not for private profit Companies Limited by Guarantee
- Community Interest Companies (CICs) Limited by Guarantee
- Community Benefit Societies
- Parish and Town Councils
Grants of up to £5,000 can be applied for and are for project development costs only, not for onsite capital works. This grant is administered on a rolling basis. We aim to let you know whether you have been successful within six weeks.
For more information and how to apply please click here.
Other Social Enterprise Funds
Social Investment Business & The Forward Trust: Forward Enterprise Fund
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…Health & Social Care Social Enterprise
The Care & Wellbeing Fund
The Care and Wellbeing Fund is an investment fund which aims to develop and scale community-based services to improve people’s health and wellbeing, from prevention to clinical services. The Fund invests in projects run by social enterprises (either as CICs or limited companies) that tackle the challenges faced by those affected by cancer or generating learning…Loans Social Enterprise
Kent Community Foundation: Kent Social Enterprise Loan Fund (KSELF)
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…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…