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Not investment ready? Not a problem.


We know it can take a bit of time and a bit of support before you’re ready to take that step. This is why we’re an Access Point to the Reach Fund:

What is the Reach Fund?

The Reach Fund is an investment readiness grant programme, funded by the Access – The Foundation for Social Investment and managed by Social Investment Business. It’s a new model of investment readiness support to help charities and social enterprises raise investment.

What is investment readiness?

Investment readiness describes whether or not a charity or social enterprise is ‘ready’ for investment. Getting investment ready often involves specialist business development work to prepare for investment.

What does the Reach Fund offer?Reach Fund - Access Point

The Reach Fund offers small grants to charities and social enterprises who are looking to raise investment with an approved social investor (like us!) called Access Points. The grant will be used to help social enterprises close a deal or secure an investment.

What is an Access Point?

Access Points are social investors approved by the Reach Fund to refer charities and social enterprises to the programme.

How do you apply to the Reach Fund?

Fill in our expression of interest form or give us a call to get started. Our dedicated team will be there to help you every step of the way.


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