The REACH Fund

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The Reach Fund is a grant programme that helps charities and social enterprises raise investment. The programme is funded by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment and is open to organisations in England.

Social investors are often approached by charities and social enterprises who require extra support to raise investment so through this programme, social investors can refer these organisations to the Reach Fund to apply for the support they need.

If you are already working with one of our approved social investors – an ‘Access Point’ – then you can apply to the Reach Fund for a grant to help pay for the support you need to raise investment.

Between £3m – £4m of funding is available and grants of £5,000 – £15,000 are on offer.

The fund is open to charities and social enterprises, operating in England. Any organisation can register and complete the diagnostic tool but in order to apply for a grant you must have been in contact with a designated Access Point who will approve your registration.

How do I apply?

If you would like to apply for a grant through the Reach Fund you will first need to be working with an ‘Access Point’. These are the approved social investors who will be able to refer organisations to the fund. If you are not working with an ‘Access Point’ yet please take a look at the Access Point Directory on the Reach Fund website here.

For further information please see the REACH Fund website.

For further information please contact our Grants Specialist Alison Elvey on 01872 276116 or

Updated 8 May 2019