Big Issue Invest – Impact Loans England


Aims/priorities: This £5 million lending scheme is aimed at enabling social enterprises and charities to access loan funding.

The programme is funded by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment, with finance being provided by its partners Big Lottery Fund and Big Society Capital.

Investment can be used for a variety of projects, including:

• Working capital

• Buying equipment

• Contract fulfilment

• Business development

• Hiring new talent

Who can apply? You can apply for Impact Loans England if:

• You are a social enterprise or charity

• You can demonstrate an ability to repay finance

• You have a track record of trading

• You are a well-managed organisation with good governance

• You are based in England

Grant amount: Loan finance between £20,000 – £150,000 is available

Application process: There is an online application form

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time

Contact information: Email: [email protected]