T: 0800 464 0797 E: investment@firstark.com

Through flexible investment, we help North West organisations have a wider social impact


What sets us apart from the rest?


Charities and social enterprises can struggle to find finance that’s right for them. Often what’s available is unsuitable for established organisations to maintain and grow their social impact. Or for new ones that need investment to become sustainable.


We’re in this together. Helping you get ‘investment ready’, by accessing the Reach Fund, and when you become investment ready, by applying for Invest for Impact. We’ll share our learning and best practice so that you can get the most social value out of your investment.


Working with our established Partners, we aim to help you with investment and wraparound support that can make your organisation bigger and better in the long run. Therefore, the good you already do will create more bright ideas and have more impact.

Our Partners

We work with Access – the Foundation for Social Investment and Social Investment Business, acting as an Access Point for the Reach Fund. Through Access and in conjunction with Big Lottery Fund and Big Society Capital, we offer Invest for Impact  Each partner brings its unique resources and expertise, opening up funding to more organisations


The Reach Fund

A grant programme that offers help to charities and social enterprises to become ‘investment ready’. As an Access Point, we’ll work with you to identify your needs, develop an ‘investment readiness’ plan and apply for the Reach Fund. When looking to raise investment the Reach Fund can be used to help you close a deal or secure an investment.


Invest for Impact

A flexible unsecured blended capital (loan and grant) that includes pre-application and post investment support. The investment can be between £50,000-£150,000 and there’s up to 30% available as a grant. Maximum term is 60 months and interest rates start from 6.5% APR +. There’s no capital repayment in year one and no arrangement or early repayment fees*.



Not just another social investor

Helping create more social value through investment. Just complete and submit the short form and a Fund Manager will take a look and either invite you to make a full application or offer support to become ‘investment ready’ by accessing the Reach Fund.



Still need help? Call 0800 464 0797

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