Apply for a grant

You can find out more about how to apply to the Fund here and download the application pack.

The fund is currently not accepting applications for grants or providers and further updates will be provided in the coming months. Find out more 


How to apply

The Investment and Contract Readiness Fund is offering grants to help social ventures purchase specialised investment / contract readiness support. Working in partnership with an approved provider is crucial to the success of your application.

1. Are you eligible?

The Fund invites applications from ambitious social ventures. Check if you're eligible. You can also find out more about our themed calls for applications from mutual and arts ventures.

2. Find a provider

Social ventures need to apply to the fund in partnership with an approved provider. If you'd rather bring your provider to the programme, ensure your provider is approved before you submit your application. Find an approved provider

3. Discuss your proposal

Ventures and providers need to establish a working relationship and discuss their proposal before considering an application to the Fund.

4. Download the application pack

Just leave us your details to see the links to download the application pack. We recommend that you read the accompanying guidance notes before completing the form.

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Need any help downloading the pack? 

Please contact our enquiry line on 0207 842 7788 or email