The Early Intervention Fund is a fund launched by CAN to accelerate positive early intervention impact on communities and individuals in London.
Young people and their families living in London face a range of significant challenges. For instance, local boroughs report very high levels of deprivation and some of the worst situations in the country in terms of:
- Poor education
- Ill health
- Poverty and child development
The Voluntary, Charity and Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE) has a long history of engaging communities and supporting people to address these issues. Through Early Intervention Fund, CAN aims to help VCSEs on these challenges, via an early intervention agenda.We are doing this to help young people in London to address potential challenges before they become serious problems and to help them achieve their full potential in life.
Loans are available between £5,000 – £100,000 depending on the needs and capacities of the specific organisation and can be suitable for aiding organisations in a number of scenarios, such as;
- Working capital / cash flow - to help organisations manage ‘payment in arrears’ style contracts.
- Growth finance - to help organisations pilot a project for later expansion
- Early Intervention outcomes - to help facilitate payment by results contracts, mini SIBs, or other similar work