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We help charities and social enterprises raise loan finance by connecting with investors through listed and unlisted bonds.
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ART Business Loans was established to support socially driven mission businesses across the West Midlands.
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Arts & Culture Finance provides specialist, affordable finance for arts, cultural and creative organisations in England. By investing in the...
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The Bank Workers Charity invests to combat ill-health and poverty throughout the UK.
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BCRS Business Loans is a finance provider that was set up to support the growth of West Midlands based businesses, social enterprises and charities...
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Bethnal Green Ventures is an early-stage impact investor for people who want to change the world using technology. We invest in and support great...
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Big Issue Invest is the social investment arm of The Big Issue Group. We provide loans and investment to social enterprises and charities across the...
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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.

Bridges Fund Management is a specialist fund manager focused exclusively on sustainable and impact investment, investing in social sector...
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Bristol and Bath Regional Capital is an award-winning public benefit investment company aiming to spark change in the Southwest using investment as a...
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In 2011 British Airways and Pure Leapfrog came together to create the first passenger programme to help UK based community energy projects [I1] – now known as The Carbon Fund.

The Carbon Fund is a voluntary scheme for British Airways’ customers who wish to travel responsibly and mitigate...

We exist to support SME businesses and social enterprises through flexible finance.
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We lend up to £100,000 to all manner of business people to enable their enterprise to grow and thrive.

CAF Bank exists to support the charitable sector. We offer secured loans for UK registered charities and not-for-profit organisations looking to grow...
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We offer social investment loans from £10,000 to £400,000 + at one of the lowest interest rates in the market. Our average loan size is £100,000 as...
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CAN Invest supports voluntary, community and social enterprises (VCSEs) to build sustainable businesses by providing capital and business support.
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CERT offers practical assistance to organisations seeking social investment.
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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.

Charity Bank is a savings and loans bank with a mission to use money for good.
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The City of London Corporation’s charitable funder City Bridge Trust provides grants totalling around £20m per year towards charitable activity...
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ClearlySo is a leading impact investment bank, working exclusively with businesses and funds delivering positive social, ethical, and/or...
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The Co-op Foundation offers a blend of loans and grants for enterprising ideas to improve community spaces
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We lend to organisations that are owned and democratically controlled by their members, who are usually either employees, customers or members of a community.

Co-operative and Community Finance is a lender for social purpose lending to ethical businesses since 1973.
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Cogent Ventures provide independent business advice and financial modelling support for organisations who want to reach their full potential.
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Communities Investment Fund (CIF) is a long running fund that has supported dozens of social businesses in Wales to grow through the provision of millions of pounds of social investment loan finance.

The fund has recently been launched and is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Welsh Government.

We offer alternative funding to business charities and social enterprises who don't qualify for mainstream loans.

Alternative funding for community business, charities or social enterprises.

We are funding companies who are investment ready and are delivering high social value - in a sustainable way. They may be a viable charity, social enterprise, community interest company or co-operative.

Community Chest specialise in peer to peer lending to raise unsecured loan finance to support commercially viable social businesses with charitable...
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Community Chest arranges loans that attract 30% tax relief for investors through Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR).

The Community Impact Partnership (CIP) is a joint initiative between four of the UK’s leading housing associations - Clarion, L&Q, Orbit and...
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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 Investment Fund was launched in February 2014.  The Fund invests between £250,000 and £2 million in community based, locally led organisations which are providing essential support and services to improve the well-being of local residents, developing the local economy and creating...

The Community Investment Fund was launched in February 2014.  The Fund invests between £250,000 and £2 million in community based, locally led organisations which are providing essential support and services to improve the well-being of local residents, developing the local economy and creating...

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

We help you raise capital from your crowd of supporters using Community Shares. We've helped over 20 organisations raise over £5m, from pubs to piers...
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Crowdfunder aims to be the most effective social investment platform in the world, supporting individuals, charities, social enterprises and...
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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.

Devon Community Foundation has distributed nearly £11 million to over 3,600 voluntary, community and social enterprises across the county, helping to...
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The Early Intervention Fund is a fund launched by CAN to accelerate positive early intervention impact on communities and individuals in London.

Eastside Primetimers is a management consultancy, working exclusively with not-for-profits to support CEOs and Boards seeking to transform their...
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Ecology Building Society provides lending to a wide range of organisations that deliver services to support and regenerate communities while...
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Resonance

If you are a high impact social enterprise looking for investment to grow the impact you make, our Ventures team works with social enterprises to enable them to raise capital from like-minded investors.

Environmental Finance (“EF”) is a leading environmental and social impact investment advisor in the UK, working across the conservation, natural and...
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Esmee Fairbairn Foundation has a £45m social investment fund and has been actively investing since 2008.
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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.

Ethex is the positive savings and investment platform that makes it easy to make money do good.
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The Fair by Design Fund invests in businesses tackling the Poverty Premium...that's the additional costs low-income families pay for everyday...
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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.

Finance For Enterprise provides loan finance to organisations who are excluded from mainstream funding via traditional lenders but have a positive...
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First Ark Social Investment gets money to people and projects that make a positive and long-lasting social impact. Whether it’s charities, voluntary...
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First Steps Enterprise Fund (FSEF) is a £300,000 pilot fund to support community organisations. We manage this fund on behalf of the ASDA Foundation. 

The Forward Enterprise Fund is a £2m social investment fund that supports individuals, charities and social enterprises run by, or creating employment opportunities for, ex-offenders and people in recovery from addiction.

 

Foundation East provide financial products and services to support job creation, job sustainability and to strengthen communities​.
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The Loans for Enlightened Agriculture Programme (“LEAP”), developed by the Real Farming Trust, is a new model for financing and supporting food and...
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GMCVO is the VCSE sector infrastructure organisation for Greater Manchester, offering blended finance of £10,000 - £50,000.

GMCVO’s vision is a strong, diverse and influential VCSE sector that promotes social, economic and political inclusion for all, provides high quality...
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Flexible secured and unsecured loans up to £250,000 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
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Launched in May 2017, the Homeless Link Social Investment Fund has, over three years, £4.5m to invest in charities and social enterprises working to reduce homelessness across England.

Homeless Link is the national membership charity for organisations working directly with people who become homeless in England.
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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.

Impact Ventures UK (IVUK) is an award-winning £36m fund that invests in enterprises to generate long-term social impact for disadvantaged communities...
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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.

Investing for Good works with charities, social enterprises and NGOs to raise finance at scale from mission-aligned institutional and foundation...
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Our Mission is to provide the right kind of money at the right time for the development and growth of sustainable and impactful community and social...
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Key Fund

We can also provide loans to Community and Social Enterprises who are more established and looking to further develop and grow their organisation.

The Leapfrog Community Energy Bridge Fund is a £30 million revolving loan facility to finance community-owned renewable energy assets. It is a debt...
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The Liverpool City Region Impact Fund (LCRIF) offers loans to charities and social enterprises based in the Liverpool City Region and its surrounding areas, helping them to grow and scale up their economic and social impact in their communities.

The £2m fund is financed in equal part by ...

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. 

Making Enterprise Happen offers investment packages of between £61,000 and £500,000 to social enterprises, community organisations and charities to develop and expand their enterprising activities. 

The Fund is investing a total of £6 million in small loans until 2022, with Social Investment Cymru managing access to these fund for social businesses in Wales.

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

Mustard Seed is a principal investor in world-class early-stage businesses that generate financial and societal returns. We do so in conjunction with...
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We support organisations on the whole journey to accessing social investment: from identifying the right social investment offer for you to...
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NatWest Social & Community Capital offers a helping hand to social ventures looking to scale, through loans, provided with flexible terms and...
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Committed to supporting outstanding entrepreneurs, we bring the skills, networks and resources of our team and from across Nesta, to support social ventures to deliver on their mission, in particular, those backing challenges in education and employability, healthcare, and communities.

We invest in ventures with inclusive and scalable social innovations that are run by outstanding entrepreneurs.
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The £1 million Angel R&D Programme is focussed on backing scalable, innovative businesses throughout County Durham, Tyne & Wear and Northumberland who are seeking investment and planning to undertake a research and development project.

The £27 million Innovation Fund is focussed on backing scalable, innovative businesses throughout County Durham, Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

The North East Social Investment Fund (NESIF) is a fund providing impact focussed investments to charities and social enterprises in the region.

Key Fund

This is aimed at creative businesses of all shapes and sizes, that deliver social impact. 

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Our Northern Impact Fund offers up to £150k in blended finance. 20% of the value of the loan as grant, provided by Access – the Foundation for Social Investment with finance provided by it’s partners Big Lottery Fund and Big Society Capital.

 

Northstar Ventures is a venture capital and social investment firm that supports high impact charities and social enterprises in the North East of...
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We exist to support social enterprises and charities raise investment that drives their social mission – not hold it back.
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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.

Resonance

If you are a social enterprise or charity that needs additional property to be able to grow and thrive, this could be for housing refugees or those at threat of homelessness.

Our focus is to provide social investment which enables social enterprises, community organisations and charities to contribute to the sustainable...
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Resonance help social enterprises raise capital from like-minded investors and we create impact investment funds, which deliver financial return and...
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Royal Bank of Scotland Social & Community Capital offers a helping hand to social ventures looking to scale, through loans, provided with...
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The Seedbed Accelerator programme provides affordable social investment and individually tailored support to growing social ventures in South West...
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Social and Sustainable Capital was founded in 2012 to support charities and social enterprises in the UK with loans and investments. Our mission is...
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The Social Business Growth Fund (SBGF) will support social businesses in Wales financially to enable them to grow and create job opportunities.

SBGF part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Welsh Government

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.

Social Finance partners with the government, social sector and financial community to find solutions to society’s most difficult problems.
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Social Investment Business provides loans, grants and strategic support to charities and social enterprises to help them improve people’s lives.
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Social Investment Cymru is part of Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) and provides a range of repayable finance to social enterprises in Wales.
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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.

Social Investment Scotland is a charity and social enterprise that provides loans to other charities, social enterprises and community groups across...
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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.

Somerset Community Foundation has been inspiring community philanthropy since 2002.
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The Somerset Social Enterprise Fund (SSEF) is a locally managed social investment fund designed to help voluntary, charity and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in Somerset start new initiatives or grow successful ones to become more financially sustainable.

Sporting Assets is social enterprise that helps develop sustainable sports and community businesses, often by taking ownership of facilities,...
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The £3m Sporting Capital Fund provides loan funding of between £50,000 and £150,000 to eligible organisations. The fund looks to enable charities and social enterprises who use sport to make a difference to grow, sustain and succeed. We recognise that social investment is new to many...

Sporting Capital is a social investor that focuses specifically on organisations and projects that help to develop communities through sport and...
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Start & Grow offers investment packages of between £10,000 and £60,000 to social enterprises, community organisations and charities to start-up, develop and expand their enterprising activities.  Start & Grow investments are usually made up of one third grant and two thirds loan.

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.

We support applicants across the UK who are undertaking a capital project or are looking to build upon or scale-up an existing enterprise.

The AHF is a leading heritage social investor and lender. It works across the UK to promote the conservation and sustainable re-use of historic...
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The FSE Group provides loan finance to ambitious social sector organisations looking to expand their impact.
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The Social Investment Consultancy (TSIC) is a social change strategy consultancy operating on a global network. We believe that true social...
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The Third Sector Investment Fund was re-launched in July 2017.  The Fund invests between £250,000 and £3 million in charities and social enterprises across the UK.  The Fund can support organisations across all social sectors, focused on improving the economic and social well-being of...

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

The corporate finance team at Triodos Bank helps businesses and charities connect directly with investors to raise finance. We have raised £90...
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Trust for London is an independent charitable foundation able to consider social investment opportunities that match our mission to tackle poverty...
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A commercial bank with a social conscience We help organisations to prosper and contribute to economic, community and social change. Put simply, we’...
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Our focus is on financial sustainability and positive social impact. We offer loans to organisations seeking a loan that will create jobs or bring wider economic, social or environmental benefit.

UnLtd is a charity which supports social entrepreneurs – people with vision, drive, commitment and passion who are coming up with solutions which can...
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UnLtd

We want to create a society that is better able to meet the needs and aspirations of people distant from the labour market. To do this we want to support social entrepreneurs to create solutions at scale.

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.