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Why We’re Different

We’re in this together

Social investment is nothing new, but some organisations have struggled to find the right finance, even though they’re doing a great job and want to grow.

Getting the money needn’t be hard work, taking up time you’d prefer to spend on creating social value, from running the community coffee shop, to helping substance misusers, reducing food poverty, or something completely new. Some groups are put off trying to get finance because it seems too hard or they’ve had a bad experience.

We think there’s an easier and better way. We offer a flexible approach to social investment, more help and to a wider range of social enterprises, so that you can build and sustain social value in the ways you know and care about the most.

We’ll never just say ‘no’

OK, we do ask for formal, structured applications. The difference with our investments is we’ll never just say ‘no’. If an application for Invest for Impact isn’t right, we’ll be open about why and suggest how to make it better. This is where the Reach Fund comes in. As your Access Point, we’ll work with you to identify your needs, develop an investment readiness plan, and apply for a grant.

More than that, we offer a wraparound support approach provided by a dedicated team of people. This ensures investees can take on investment successfully and supported throughout the life of the investment to continue to deliver even greater social impact.


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