Investment for Impact
Nesta is an innovation foundation that provides funding, support and expertise to realise innovative ideas with the potential to deliver social good.
Nesta Impact Investment Fund
The Nesta Impact Investment Fund invests in social ventures that help tackle the major challenges faced by older people, children and communities across the UK. The fund provides investments of between £150,000 and £1 million.
Cultural Impact Development Fund
The Cultural Impact Development Fund is a £3.7 million fund that provides small-scale repayable finance to socially-driven arts, creative and cultural organisations. It provides funding to organisations that benefit the lives of individuals, communities and society through their work.
Loans of between £25,000 and £150,000 are available, which are repayable over up to five years. There are no early repayment fees, and organisations could receive a reduction in interest on achievement of social outcomes.
Funding for Artists and Cultural Organisations
Arts Council England supports the arts across England.
Funding for Social Enterprises from Big Issue Invest
Finance for social enterprises and profit-with-purpose businesses.
Crowdfunding for Creative Projects
Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform for new creative projects.