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The Birmingham Small Business Loan Fund offers local businesses and social enterprises access to the finance they may need to survive and thrive, protecting or creating jobs and boosting the local economy in Birmingham in the process.

We lend up to £100,000 to all manner of business people to enable their enterprise to grow and thrive.

A loan to a charity or social enterprise can  enable the organisation to grow,  thrive and do more for your community. We lend across the wider West Midlands from £10,000- £150,000.

We lend to organisations that are owned and democratically controlled by their members, who are usually either employees, customers or members of a community.

Community Chest arranges loans that attract 30% tax relief for investors through Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR).

We have £3million available to invest into organisations with a social mission. Our investments range from £25,000 - £150,000 offering a combination of loans and grant funding.

We understand that many social enterprises and charities struggle to access the finance they need to grow and achieve their social goals. Facilitated by the Community Investment Enterprise Facility (CIEF), we offer loans from £10,000 to £100,000 to social enterprises and charities in the West...

The Community Land Trust (CLT) Fund provides finance to support community housing schemes in the UK. 

A £3.7 million fund providing small-scale repayable finance to socially-driven arts and cultural organisations. Part of Arts & Culture Finance by Nesta.

Repayable finance from £25,000 to £400,000+ to help build capacity, or to provide cash flow support.

The Early Intervention Fund is a fund launched by CAN to accelerate positive early intervention impact on communities and individuals in London.

The Early Intervention Fund is a fund launched by CAN to accelerate positive early intervention impact on communities and individuals in London.

We are an impact first investor, this means the social investments we make aim to achieve a high social impact as well as a financial return and be a good fit with our funding priorities.

The Fair By Design Fund is managed by Finance Birmingham and Ascension Ventures, bringing nationwide reach and infrastructure for companies looking for funding in this space.

GMCVO is the VCSE sector infrastructure organisation for Greater Manchester, offering blended finance of £10,000 - £50,000.

Flexible secured and unsecured loans that can be tailored to support business needs.

  • Terms up to 10 years
  • Finance for cash flow, asset purchase, business growth and development
  • Flexible rates, set up and early repayment fees
  • Personal guarantees required
  • ...

Big Issue Invest is offering loan finance between £20,000 and £150,000 to social enterprises and charities in England. This new £5 million lending scheme is aimed at enabling social enterprises and charities to access loan funding.

Launched in 2016, our £4 million fund offers a blend of grant and unsecured loan finance for charities and social organisations. Investments of between £50,000 – £150,000 are available.

Places and spaces for people to come together and enjoy shared interests are vitally important for building stronger communities. We’re offering interest-free loans for enterprising ideas to improve community spaces.

At the Real Farming Trust we understand the challenges that agroecological food and farming enterprises face in raising finance, whether that is waiting for a grant to come through or having the funds to grow and develop when you have no assets to secure against. 

With support from the Greater London Authority, Big Issue Invest launched a £10 million Fund to finance the provision of new affordable housing in London. 

Business loans from £25,000 - £150,000 for small and medium sized businesses in the West Midlands. 

The Big Issue Invest Outcomes Investment Fund makes investments into charities and social enterprises delivering payment by results contracts, where some or all the income is dependent on achieving social outcomes set by the public sector commissioner. 

Power Up Scotland develops early stage social businesses through investment, business support and cross-sector partnerships.

CAF Venturesome offer loans of £10,000 to £30,000, repayable over 2-3 years. These loans are interest free and with no fees. They can be used for:

  • Cashflow support to build the long-term sustainability of your organisation
  • Development finance to help you grow

The Big Issue Invest Social Enterprise Investment Fund II LP (SEIF II) is the successor to SEIF I, our first social impact investment fund launched in 2010, and now having invested over £8 million into 21 social enterprises.

The City of London Corporation has established a £20m fund to support charitable organisations that want to access funding through social investment and to develop the social investment market in the UK.

Foundation East has joined forces with Future Business Centre, Keystone Development Trust and Cambridge Judge Business School to deliver a programme aimed at encouraging enterprises that provide a social purpose to start up and grow.

Business Enterprise Fund is a delivery partner for the Start Up Loans Company, a Government backed scheme for young businesses that are starting up and growing.

A three-month intensive support programme to help launch and grow early-stage start-ups.

Thrive Fund is designed to provide capital support for early stage growth.

The Wolverhampton Independent Retail Loan Fund offers loans from £1,000 to £10,000 to retailers in Wolverhampton who are unable to secure finance from traditional lenders.

The Worcestershire Business Loan Fund offers loans from £10,000 to £50,000 to Worcestershire based SMEs that are unable to secure finance from traditional lenders.