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Our Funds

Our Funds

To apply for funding you can simply submit an expression of interest through our website. Don’t worry if you’re not sure if you have the right information. Our dedicated support managers will be there every step of the way to help you prepare your application and support you after you receive funding. For more information, or to apply for investment, contact the First Ark Social Investment Team.

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Invest for Impact

If you’re running a social organisation or charity and you need funding support to help you grow and become more sustainable, Invest for Impact may be the right fund for you.

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 with up to 30% grant funding. Loan terms can be up to 5 years with up to 12 months capital repayment holiday:

– Interest rates are between 6.5% – 12% APR –
– No arrangement fees –
– No early repayment fees –

Click here to register your interest or find out more

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Reach Fund

Before you apply for social investment, you need to be investment ready. We know that takes time, a little help and a little investment. That’s where the Reach Fund comes in.

The Reach Fund is a grant programme that acts as a stepping stone to apply for social investment. We are an access point to the Reach Fund. Up to £15,000 grant funding is available to help you become investment ready.

Our team can help you to identify areas to strengthen your organisation, making it more attractive to social investors. We will work with you to create an investment readiness plan and apply for funding through the Reach Fund.

Click here to register your interest or find out more

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Thrive Fund

Need a little investment to help your social organisation thrive? Our new Thrive Fund could help.

We’re offering investment loans of £10,000-£50,000 with up to 6-month capital repayment holiday. Just the kind of capital support you need at an early stage in your growth:

– Interest rates are between 7% – 14% APR –
– No arrangement fees –
– No early repayment fees –

Click here to register your interest or find out more

Still need help? Call 0800 464 0797

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