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Social Investors, Funds & Advisers

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...

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

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.

 

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.

Launched in 2016, our £4 million fund offers a blend of grant and unsecured loan finance for charities and social organisations. Investments of between £10,000 – £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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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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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. 

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

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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We exist to support social enterprises and charities raise investment that drives their social mission – not hold it back.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.