Funding for Social Enterprises from Big Issue Invest

Big Issue Invest helps finance the growth of sustainable social enterprises, charities and profit-with-purpose businesses that make a positive difference across the UK.

It manages a number of funds and projects including:

Impact Loans England

Big Issue Invest offers unsecured loans of between £20,000 and £150,000 to social enterprises and charities. Funding can be used for a variety of projects including working capital, buying equipment, business development and hiring new talent.

Social Impact Investments

The Big Issue Social Enterprise Investment Fund II supports social enterprises and charities that want to grow and extend their social impact. It offers repayable finance of between £250,000 and £3 million for growth, working capital and capital expenditure processes.

Applicants must have a proven business model and be able to demonstrate that they can repay any finance. Applicants should also be well-managed with good governance structures. However, funding is often available for businesses and organisations that are unable to raise mainstream finance.

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