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UnLtd, Resonance, Big Issue Invest, the School for Social Entrepreneurs and Key Fund are proud to join forces in delivering essential support to social entrepreneurs across England. The aim of the Social Enterprise Support Fund (SESF) was to provide funding to England-based social entrepreneurs, enabling them to survive the immediate funding crisis, to become financially resilient and to have the opportunity to thrive.
The fund has now closed. Learn about its impact and meet the social enterprises that were funded.
We wanted all social enterprises in England to have the opportunity to access this funding and this is reflected in the Fund’s values:
Research shows that this crisis is disproportionately hurting communities who already experience social and economic inequalities.
The fund was committed to inclusion, working to ensure that the grants reach groups that are led by:
All partners made the following commitments to inclusion:
Each partner also considered how they put these principles into practice through the funding they give out and in accordance with their own diversity, inclusion and equity strategies.
You can read more about these on their websites: