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 how to apply please click here.

Other Social Enterprise Funds

Education & Employment Loans Social Enterprise

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…

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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…

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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…

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Social Enterprise Youth

Shackleton Foundation

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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