The Growth Impact Fund offers businesses investment and support to entrepreneurs to grow their impact and sales. They support organisations with diverse representation at board and leadership level.

Who created the Growth Impact Fund?

Big Issue Invest and UnLtd have partnered to create this new fund with support from Shift. The Growth Impact Fund is supported by professional investors only. The fund has received investment from organisations including Bank of America and Access Foundation.

The Growth Impact Fund was designed by listening to social entrepreneurs. Their insights have helped build the fund. 

Who is it for?

The fund is for organisations that have more than 75% representation at board and at least 50% representation at Senior Leadership Team of individuals who fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic
  • Disabled
  • Women
  • Lived experience of a social challenge
  • Experience of socio-economic disadvantage

Solo founders, and organisations that demonstrate a clear commitment to improving diversity, equity and inclusion are also eligible to apply.