Repayable finance from £25,000 to £400,000+ to help build capacity, or to provide cash flow support.  Blended finance is available for high impact social organisations adapting their operating models following the pandemic.

The Development Fund provides social investment to build the capacity of high-impact social organisations working both in the UK and internationally, as long as they are based in the UK.

Our range of social investments now includes:

  • Unsecured & secured loans (Loans from £25,000 to £400,000, repayable up to ten years at approximately 6.5%)
  • Blended Finance packages (part loan / part grant)
  • Charity Bonds
  • Social Impact Bonds
  • Quasi Equity

This social investment is for:

  • recovery from the adverse effects of the COVID-19 crisis
  • cash flow support to help transition to a sustainable social business model
  • investing in growth plans
  • investing in a social enterprise/trading arm to generate unrestricted income
  • investing in a Social Impact Bond
  • strengthening social impact measurement systems and processes
  • supporting financial resilience strategies (e.g. acquisition of a building where appropriate)

Social investment is not available for:

  • Organisations that cannot demonstrate strong social impact
  • Organisations who can access bank finance or secured finance
  • Refinancing of existing debt
  • Grants only