Could social investment help your organisation to develop and grow?

Social investment is a financial enablement tool – it enables organisations to focus on organisational development and long-term sustainability. It can be used for buildings, infrastructure, IT, equipment, cashflow, trading activities, kick starting new projects or strategic positioning.

A good place to start to find out more about social investment is the Good Finance website:

https://goodfinance.org.uk

The Reach Fund is a grant programme that helps charities and social enterprises to get investment ready and raise investment.

The programme is funded by Access – the Foundation for Social Investment.

It offers grants of up to £15k to pay for support to get investment ready, in areas such as business planning, governance, financial modelling, social impact models etc.

It can also be used to pay for backfill so that managers can spend more time on business planning. Organisations need to have a good proposition before applying and need to approach a social investor to be referred onto the programme.

More information on the Reach Fund can be found here:

https://www.reachfund.org.uk

If you have a good business idea and/ or proposal and you are interested in social investment to grow your organisation please contact our Interim Business Development Manager, Natasha Jolob, M: 07590 523 540. E: natashajolob@lincolnshirecvs.org.uk