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

About us

We get social investment to the people making a difference

What we do is simple – get money to people and projects that make a positive and long lasting social impact. We’re part of First Ark Group, so we’ve got years of experience working with the voluntary and social sector in the North West, where generating social value is at the heart of everything we do. On a local and national level, we work to influence economic prosperity and invest our money where it has significant impact.

However, this isn’t more of the same. This is a new approach to financing. Whether its charities, voluntary groups, or social businesses, we want to make it easier for organisations like yours to get the backing they need to grow faster and help more people.


  • We get investment to the people that need it in the North West
  • We give more help every step of the way
  • We aim to make getting social investment easier
  • That means money to more social entrepreneurs
  • And more social value for everyone

What’s important to us

Our goal is a fairer, more inclusive society and economy in the North West, where everyone can participate, share and flourish. We believe the best way to make this happen is to bring together the best of the public, private and voluntary sectors to drive growth, working collaboratively to create success that changes people’s lives.

We support groups who generate social value. It’s more than just grants, it’s more than just loans and it’s more than just guidance, it’s a combination of everything.

We’re opening up access to funding to empower you to do more and to grow as a business. Support and advice every step of the way helps you to first access funding and then get the most value out of it.

Our Investment Committee brings together a carefully selected team of people with a wealth of experience and understanding in the social sector, particularly in the North West. With their mixture of skills and enthusiasm for helping social enterprises expand their reach, they have both the energy and the ideas to help organisations like yours.


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We’re listed on Goodfinance.org.uk, a website to help charities and social enterprises navigate social investment.

Still need help? Call 0800 464 0797

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