Social Investment is growing in importance as part of the mix of funding that is needed for a healthy voluntary sector. The Access Foundation Growth Fund is designed to support smaller organisations that up to now have not been able to access social investment.
The Growth Fund provides the finance charities and social enterprises need when they are at early stages of growth or diversifying their business models. The fund is aimed at organisations which will probably not have taken on social investment before. As well as loans there are grants and paid-for infrastructure support to help organisations be ready to take on loan finance.
NAVCA are working with the Access Foundation and Voluntary Centre Services to try and assess the demand for social investment across Greater Lincolnshire. Please see link to a short survey seeking local views on social investment. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/socinvvcs