Social Investment Business & The Forward Trust: Forward Enterprise Fund

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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 will also have access to grants to pay for up to ten days of pre-investment business support. Organisations who receive investment will also be able to apply for post-investment business support.

Individuals or start-up enterprises with a bright idea can also access Crowdfunder support with match-funding available from The Forward Trust.

Deadline: Continuous rolling programme until Fund is spent.

For more information and how to apply please click here.

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