Social ventures

The Fund will enable more social ventures to secure more social investment and to increase the number of social ventures who are able to compete for and win public service contracts. Social ventures that tackle social problems, are financially sustainable and, want to scale up are welcome to apply.  

This Fund is not just restricted to those organisations with non-profit legal forms and we welcome applications from profit distributing entities who deliver social impact.

Only social ventures based in England will be eligible to apply.

Social ventures include:

  • registered charities
  • social enterprises
  • community and voluntary organisations
  • social businesses
  • charities 
  • mutuals 
  • co-operatives
  • businesses delivering social value

The Fund wants to help social ventures raise significant levels of capital - typically 500,000 upwards.