First Ark Social Investment provide flexible, unsecured, blended capital with wraparound support for social businesses, voluntary organisations and charities across the North West, through three of their funding pots:

Invest for Impact offers investments between £50,000-£150,000 and there’s up to 30% available as a grant. A flexible unsecured blended capital (loan and grant) includes pre-application and post investment support. 

The Reach Fund is a grant programme that acts as a stepping stone to apply for social investment. Up to £15,000 grant funding is available.

Thirve Fund can provide investment loans between £10,000-£50,000 to help support your early stages. No arrangement and early repayment fees, plus interest rates are between 7% - 14% APR.

The project should aim to improve people’s lives, helping them to be healthier, more included, safer, more prosperous, or just happier.

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