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.

Growth Impact Fund

Big Issue Invest, UnLtd and Shift have created a new £25 million fund to address the structural barriers that social enterprises face. The Growth Impact Fund will provide loans, equity finance and equity-like investments with wrap-around support. Investments typically range from £50,000 to £1.5 million, and loans can be secured or unsecured.

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