The Enterprise Investment Scheme

The Enterprises Investment Scheme provides tax benefits to encourage investment in small, unquoted trading companies.

First Steps Enterprise Fund – Asda Foundation

First Steps Enterprise Fund (FSEF) is a £300,000 pilot fund to support community organisations.

Reaching Communities England – National Lottery Community Fund

The Reaching Communities programme aims to make positive change in communities.

Lloyds Bank Foundation

Lloyds Bank Foundation support charities with an annual income between £25k to £1m with a proven track record of helping people on a journey of positive change through in-depth, holistic and person-centred support with long term funding and tailored support to develop.

UnLtd: Access to Employment Accelerator

The Access to Employment Accelerator is part of the Thrive programme run by UnLtd. It supports social enterprises that are working to increase access to employment, through training or job opportunities, for people that face barriers to work.


Folk2Folk match local businesses looking for loans with individual investors through their award-winning peer to peer lending platform.

Cultural Impact Development Fund

A £3.7 million fund providing small-scale repayable finance to socially-driven arts and cultural organisations.

Transforming Places through Heritage

This programme supports projects that will contribute to the transformation of high streets and town centres in England helping them become thriving places, strengthening local communities and encouraging local economies to prosper.

RDPE Grants for Tourism, Business Growth and Food Processing Projects

The RDPE have reopened their Growth Programme with grants for capital investments such as constructing or improving buildings and buying new equipment and machinery. This is an economic programme so it’s looking for economic outputs such as job creation.