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 include:

  • Purchasing/refurbishing assets
  • Working capital (e.g. to support payment by results contract)
  • Bridging finance (e.g. confirmed grant)
  • Expand existing activities/ deliver new services

Loans are unsecured and although have flexible terms interest rates average at 5-7% with repayment over 5-7 years.

For more information and how to apply please click here.

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