Social Enterprise Support Fund

Foundervine is proud to partner with Unltd to deliver the Social Enterprise Support Fund. The fund, a consortium of 5 partners (UnLtd, Big Issue Invest, Resonance, School for Social Entrepreneurs and The Key Fund) is working across the social enterprise sector to support entrepreneurs to rebuild their businesses and recover their support to communities following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Applications are open now until 1pm on Tuesday 21 December 2021

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About the fund

The Social Enterprise Support Fund (SESF) supports social enterprises facing increased challenges delivering their work as a result of COVID-19. With £16.3m in grants, the funding will help social enterprises grow, evolve and become more sustainable. As a Social Enterprise Support Fund partner, Foundervine aims to ensure that funding goes where it's needed most. We will seek to ensure that outreach is equitable, fair and empowers communities who are Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, and or Disabled, and or from the LGTBQTIA+ community.

The fund is a two-year project, delivered by Big Issue Invest, Key Fund, Resonance, the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) and UnLtd, in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund.

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How is Foundervine helping?

Eligible applicants to SESF will receive:

  • Application guidance and support

  • A community space for Q&A's, collaboration, and networking

  • Signposting to key information and application deadline reminders

  • Ongoing training and coaching support for grant winners

  • Membership of the Vine Community


What funding is available?

Eligible applicants will receive:

  • Grants from £10,000 to £100,000

  • The average grant size will be between £10,000 and £50,000


What can the funding be used for?

Uses for funding include:

  • Helping you get your social enterprise back on track

  • Helping you work with communities that are recovering

  • Check out the SESF website for more information


Who can apply for the funding?

Funding is open to social enterprises:

  • In England​

  • At least one year old​

  • An incorporated social purpose organisation with an asset lock

  • Substantially reliant on income from trading

  • Generate annual income between £20,000 and £1.8 million

  • Financially resilient

How do I apply for the fund?

Applications are open:

Click the button below to get started and we'll be in touch if you're eligible!

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