We have £3million available to invest into organisations with a social mission. Our investments range from £25,000 - £150,000 offering a combination of loans and grant funding.
Alongside the financial support available, we also provide tailored support through the Reach Fund, skills development and mentoring. We want to provide the right mix of flexible finance and support to help voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations achieve real, sustainable impact.
Submit an expression of interest
- Investments of £25,000 - £150,000
- Mix of loans and grant
- Average 7% interest
- 1% arrangement fee on the loan amount
- Loans repaid over a maximum of 5 years
- Flexible terms – up to 12 months capital repayment holiday
We also provide tailored support through skills development and mentoring opportunities.
We support organisations with a clear social mission. This includes charitable organisations, social enterprises and community businesses
Your organisation will need to be incorporated and working within England.
We invest into products and services that benefit people and communities within the geographical communities served by the four CIP housing associations. This is predominately across the South East, London, Midlands and East of England. If you’d like to check if your organisation is eligible to apply you can email us at [email protected]
We can support organisations at all stages of development including start-up, still growing or well established.
Our Guidance for Applicants has further information about our eligibility criteria and also outlines the type of work we’re unable to support (our exclusions).
We have a two-stage application process. Our first stage is an online Expression of Interest form. This helps us find out more about your organisation, the work you do and the reason you’re looking for investment. If we think the proposal is something we can pursue further, we’ll invite you to submit a full application and explain what the due diligence process will entail.
If we decide not to invite you to the second stage we’ll explain why and do our best to signpost you to other investors who may be able to help.
We aim to provide a decision on the Expression of Interest within two weeks of the date you submitted it. If we need any further information to help us make a decision, it may take slightly longer.
Please read our Guidance for Applicants before you apply.