Contact person
Social Investment Team
020 7812 3700

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation has a £45m social investment fund and has been actively investing since 2008. 

We invest in a broad range of investment structures supporting charities and social enterprises within the UK. Investments must align with our impact goals for our three aims: Our Natural World, A Fairer Future and Creative, Confident Communities. You can find more information on our aims, impact goals and priorities alongside our approach to social investment on our website.

We are particularly interested in innovative approaches and models that have the potential to disrupt a market or create systemic change. We support organisations and models that range from the start-up phase through to tried and tested approaches.


Our Funds

Esmee Fairbairn Social Investment

From 3 April 2020 we are closed to new applications from organisations we don’t already fund. This is so that we can prepare for our new strategy, and work closely with the organisations we fund to support them through the coronavirus crisis.