Social Enterprise Support Fund delivers £18.7m of vital support to 618 social enterprises

Discover the impact of the fund and meet the grantees

The Social Enterprise Support Fund was established in partnership by The National Lottery Community Fund and five social enterprise support agencies: Big Issue Invest, The Key Fund, Community Land & Finance CIC (also known as Resonance), the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) and UnLtd with support from CAF Venturesome, the Young Foundation and Ashoka.

 £18.7 million of National Lottery funding was committed to the fund, made possible by National Lottery players. This National Lottery funding is part of The National Lottery Community Fund’s wider COVID-19 emergency response for communities.

After three rounds of applications in August, July and September, the Social Enterprise Support Fund has been able to support over 600 social enterprises across the length and breadth of England. £18.7 million in grant funding has been distributed at a crucial time for social enterprises.

    Committed to inclusion

    Research shows that this crisis is disproportionately hurting communities who already experience social and economic inequalities. The fund made a commitment to ensure that the grants reach businesses that were most impacted. (Read our commitments to inclusion.)

    Of the total amount funded:

    • Over 36% went to organisations supporting the UK’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities
    • 29% of social ventures were led by a CEO who identified as Black, Asian or from a minority ethnic background
    • 46% of the total amount funded went to those enterprises whose work is with disabled communities
    • 16% went to social enterprises supporting LGBTQ+ communities.

    Explore the impact of the Social Enterprise Support Fund

    Meet some of the social enterprises

    A full breakdown of the awards can be found below.

    Social enterprises are using the grants to keep critical services running, meet additional demands, or adapt to new circumstances as a result of COVID-19.

    Some of the organisations funded include:

    • Nimbus Disability Nimbus exists to reduce inequality for disabled people whilst supporting organisations/employers to exceed in meeting their legal obligations to disabled people. Nimbus is one of the country's leading providers of disability-related advice and support to professional organisations. It provides provide a wide range of training and consultancy services and have also developed the national schemes CredAbility Quality Assurance and The Access Card.
    • Vision 21 is an environmental social enterprise on a mission to make Gloucestershire more sustainable. The enterprise runs a number of community-based sustainability projects including a monthly Regeneration and Repair Café. They also take donations of furniture and electrical items from local residents which are then made available at an affordable cost to people on low income in the area.
    • Activating Creative Talent (ACT) works with young people, families, and their communities to reduce youth violence, gang related activity and youth crime across the West Midlands, with a focus in Birmingham. During the pandemic, ACT moved community-based training online, enabling the team to continue to support young people - particularly from Black, Asian and minoritised ethnic groups - who are at immediate risk of becoming involved in youth violence.
    • Pimms & Needles are a Community Interest Company (CIC) that runs fun and friendly ladies’ groups, across the North East, Teesside and North Yorkshire. Their grant is being used towards office costs, insurance and salaries. In the last six months during lockdown restrictions, they’ve reached over 2,500 people, helping tackle social isolation and loneliness as well as supporting the most vulnerable elderly.
    • Opportunities With Experience C.I.C create training and employment opportunities for women in the construction industry in South East England. They offer a course introduction to manual trades in interior decoration, work experience, and apprenticeships. The funding they received will be used to offer an online delivery of their training programme for CSCS card and other construction qualification. They wanted to be able to offer a way for those completing or interested in their courses to keep learning; to keep going, and achieve, so being able to provide all the technology resources their beneficiaries would need was vital.”

    The grantees of the Social Enterprise Support Fund

    • 2 Way Tenancy Solutions CIC
    • 7E Youth Academy
    • AALFY ltd
    • Access Plymouth Ltd
    • Access To Business
    • Act for Change
    • Action to Prevent Suicide Community Interest Company
    • Action West London
    • Activating Creative Talent CIC (ACT)
    • Active Successful Engagement (ASÉ) CIC
    • Adapt (North East)
    • ADHD Foundation
    • Africawad Recycling CIC
    • Age Concern East Cheshire
    • Age UK Lindsey
    • Age UK Trafford
    • Aidem Digital CIC
    • Alex, The Leukodystrophy Charity
    • ALPHA TUTORIALS
    • AL'S ACTIVITY & RESPITE CENTRE C.I.C
    • Ambur Community Radio Limited
    • apple pie enterprises
    • Argonaut Community Enterprises CIC
    • Arkbound Foundation CIO
    • Art4Space
    • Asperger East Anglia
    • Aspire 2 Inspire Dyslexia CIC
    • Aspire Community Works CIC
    • Aspire4U CIC
    • Aspiring Futures CIC
    • Athena Education Support CIC
    • Autism Dogs CIC
    • Awesometistic CIC
    • Axe Valley & West Dorset Ring & Ride Service Ltd
    • AYUDANTE CIC
    • B Active N B Fit CIC
    • Baby People Ltd
    • Back on Track Liverpool Ltd
    • Bath City Farm
    • Beatsabar Music Project CIC
    • Beautifully Made Foundation CIC
    • Bell View Care Limited
    • Bellview Help at Home Ltd
    • bemix c.i.c
    • Bermondsey Community Kitchen
    • Betknowmore UK
    • Beverley Cherry Tree Community Centre
    • Beyond Psychology Ltd
    • Bicester Green
    • Big Creative Community CIC
    • Big Local Venture Ltd
    • Bikeworks CIC
    • Bilston Resource Centre
    • Bizzie Bodies CIC
    • Blackburne House
    • Blacktent Consultancy Ltd.
    • Bodmin Way
    • Bodster Equine Assisted Learning Community Interest Company
    • Bounce Forward
    • Bounceback Food CIC
    • BP Learning UK
    • Bradford Organic Communities Service Ltd
    • BrazUKa International
    • Bread n Butter London CIC
    • BREADWINNERS
    • Breckfield & North Everton Neighbourhood Council ltd
    • Breeze Creatives CIC
    • Bridge Community Wellness Gardens
    • Bright Box Makerspace
    • Brighter Opportunities for Special People
    • Brighton & Hove Food Partnership
    • Bringing Words to Life Limited
    • Bristol 247 CIC
    • Bristol Braille Technology CIC
    • bthechange CIC
    • Building People CIC
    • Built By Us Ltd
    • C4 Studios CIC
    • Cabasa CIC
    • Caenhill Countryside Centre
    • Café Art (UK) Community Interest Company
    • Calvert Trust Exmoor
    • Camden Disability Action
    • Can Cook (Food) Ltd
    • CANCER-EDUCATION
    • Capoeira for All CIC
    • Caramel Rock
    • Career Camp CIC
    • Carers Forward C.I.C
    • Carers4Carers Ltd
    • Caring Connections Ltd
    • Carn Brea Leisure Centre Trust
    • CAS Community Solutions CIC
    • CASSPLUS
    • Catalyst Counselling CIC
    • Catalyst Psychology Community Interest Company
    • CELLS Project CIC
    • Chailey Heritage Enterprise Centre
    • Challenge Academy CIC
    • Change Please CIC
    • ChangeKitchen CIC
    • CHANGING MINDS WITH PICK UP A PENNY COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY
    • CHAOS Cornwall CIC
    • charter house resource centre cic
    • Chocolate Films Workshops
    • choices foundation CIC
    • Chrysalis at Tynedale
    • Circle Sports CIC
    • Circling Cornwall CIC
    • Citizen Coaching CIC
    • CIVIC SQUARE BIRMINGHAM CIC
    • Claremont Project (Islington)
    • Clart About Ltd
    • Cliff House Community Support Services
    • Cobalt Too CIC
    • Collaborative Women UK CIC
    • Collage Arts
    • Colorintech CIC
    • Come Play With Me CIC
    • Commons Law Community Interest Company
    • COMMUNITY ARTS BY ZK CIC
    • Community Catering Initiative CIC
    • Community Driving School CIC
    • Community Education Academy of Leadership
    • Community Furniture Store (York) Ltd
    • Community mentoring and support CiC
    • Community Stepping Stones CIC
    • Community Works CIO
    • Compaid Trust
    • Compass Project 2012
    • Connected Routes CIC
    • connector media cic
    • Conservation Management Services CIC
    • Core Music CIC
    • Cornwall Adult Health & Social Care Learning Partnership
    • Cornwall Yoga Centre CIC
    • Cowlersley Community Out of School Club CIC
    • Cracking Good Food Manchester CIC
    • Creative City England CIC
    • Creative Futures Midlands C.I.C.
    • Creative Optimistic Visions
    • crheart comunity interest company
    • Crossroads (Barnsley) Ltd
    • CUP Ceramics Community CIC
    • Custom Folkestone C.I.C.
    • Dalmar Heritage and family Development
    • Dangerous Dads CIC
    • Dare North East CIC
    • Defiant Sports
    • Devon and Cornwall Furniture Reuse Project Ltd
    • Devon Antenatal & First Aid CIC
    • Devon Disability Collective Ltd
    • Devon Wheels 2 Work CIC
    • Didsbury Good Neighbours
    • DigiBridge CIC
    • DigiKick CIC t/a DigiKick
    • DINN ENTERPRISE CIC
    • Disability Experts CIC
    • Diverse Voices Entertainment C.I.C
    • Diversiti UK Learning and Development CIC
    • Doncaster Refurnish
    • Don't Tone Alone CIC
    • Double Elephant CIC
    • Double T Energy CIC
    • Dynamic Adventures south west CIC
    • Earth Doctors Ltd
    • East Bristol Advice & Information Centres (EBAIC)
    • Easton and Lawrence Hill Neighbourhood Management
    • Effervescent Social Alchemy
    • Eidgah Academy CIC
    • Element Society
    • Elephant Rooms (Draycott) C.I.C
    • ELOQUENT PRAISE AND EMPOWERMENT DANCE COMPANY
    • EMERGE 3Rs
    • Emmaus Hastings and Rother
    • Emmaus Hull & East Riding
    • Emmaus Suffolk
    • Enable Unity CIC
    • Enabled Works limited
    • Enter CIC
    • Enterprise Homes Group
    • Erya Community Interest Company
    • Escape Intervention Services Ltd
    • Eudaimonia
    • Evenbreak
    • Exceptional Individuals
    • Exercising People In Communities (EPIC) Norfolk Ltd
    • Exim Dance Company CIC
    • Express Tuition Ltd
    • Factory of Creativity CIO
    • Fall into Place Theatre
    • Family Gateway
    • Farm Urban Ltd.
    • FAZAKERLEY COMMUNITY FEDERATION
    • Federation of Disability Sports Organisations Ltd.
    • Feelgood Communities CIC
    • Find Your Voice CIC
    • Fiorentini Arts School Ltd
    • Fir Vale Children's Centre
    • Flourish Together CIC
    • Footprints On The Moon (Family Centres) Limited
    • Footprints Project Ltd
    • Fordhall Community Land Initiative Limited
    • Foresight North East Lincolnshire Ltd
    • Forest of Hearts
    • Forward Thinking Movement and Dance CIC
    • Fotonow SW CIC
    • Foundation Futures Community Interest Company
    • Foundation School of Martial Arts
    • Foundervine CIC
    • FREE YOUR MIND CIC
    • Freshrb C.I.C.
    • Full Circle @ Docklands Ltd
    • Fullcircle nw CIC
    • Fulwell Community Library CIC
    • Future Regeneration of Grangetown
    • Future Roots Ltd
    • Future Wolverton Limited
    • Futureworks NY CIC
    • Gaydio Community Interest Company
    • Gendered Intelligence
    • GET CYCLING COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY
    • Giving World (GW)
    • Globalmama Enterprises Ltd
    • Gmax Trackstars
    • "Go the Distance" GTD
    • Going For Independence Community Interest Company
    • Goldfinger Factory One C.I.C.
    • Golf in Society (CIC)
    • Grassroots Enterprise for Social Inclusion and Poverty Relief
    • Green Sky Fitness CIC
    • Greenscape ( Charity name St Peter's Partnerships)
    • Greenwich Cooperative Development Agency Ltd
    • Greenwich Music School
    • Gro-Organic CIC
    • Grow & Achieve Together CIC
    • Growing Better CIC
    • GT Scholars CIC
    • Hackney Co-operative Developments CIC
    • Hackney Herbal CIC
    • Hallbankgate Hub Limitd
    • Hammersmith Community Gardens Association
    • Happy Days ministries uk
    • Happy Times Activities
    • Harry Specters Ltd
    • Hart Club C.I.C.
    • HARV Outreach Team
    • Haslingden Community Link (HCL)
    • Hastings Furniture Service
    • Haswell & District Mencap
    • Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre Ltd
    • Hearts Together
    • Heel and Toe Ltd
    • Hereford Make Community Interest Company
    • Hexham and Tynedale Community Trust
    • Higher Rhythm Ltd.
    • Highfields Community Association
    • Hilda Lane Community Association
    • HoardingUK Ltd.
    • Holder House Garden CIC
    • Hollywell Housing Trust
    • Home Community Cafe
    • Homebaked Cooperative
    • HOPE ENTERPRISES (NORTHAMPTON) COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY
    • Horsham Matters Ltd
    • HR Sports Academy CIC
    • Huddersfield Harambee Association Limited
    • Human Values Foundation
    • Hustle Eats Limited
    • HYPE MERSEYSIDE
    • I.M.P.A.C.T Northeast CIC
    • ICAN HEALTH AND FITNESS CIC
    • ICM Foundation CIC
    • Iconic Steps Film Academy C.I.C
    • Ignition Brewery Limited
    • Ilderton Motorvehicle Project
    • IMO Charity
    • Impact Brixton CIC
    • In Harmony Food Revolution cic
    • In The Mix Youth Project
    • Inclusion in Action CIC
    • Inclusive Graduates CIC
    • InCommon Living Ltd
    • Incredible Farm CBS Ltd
    • Innovating Education CIC
    • InPower Academy CIC
    • Insider Access Ltd
    • Inspirative Arts Derby CIC
    • Inspire Women Men and Children
    • Inspired Neighbourhoods CIC
    • Intergenerational Music Making
    • International Mixed Ability Sports c.i.c.
    • IntraQuest Community CIC
    • Investing in Children CIC
    • Invictus Wellbeing Services CIC
    • Involve Leeds
    • Ji-reh Resettlment Services
    • Joss Searchlight
    • Just Psychology Community Interest Company
    • Kai-zen Change for Good CIC
    • Karrek Community CIC
    • Keep Active (NE) CIC
    • Kineara CIC
    • King Edward VII School Swimming Pool Trust Limited
    • Kingfisher Treasure Seekers
    • Kingshurst Caterpillars CIC
    • Kippax & Chong CIC
    • Kirklees Local Television Ltd
    • Lancashire and Region Dietary Education Resource
    • Lancashire Community Finance (IPS) Limited
    • Latin American House
    • Leading Lights Education and Wellbeing Community Interest Company
    • Leep1 CIC
    • Legacy School Sport Community Interest Company
    • Leicester Community Benefit Society Ltd
    • Leicester Riders Foundation
    • Leicester Social Economy Consortium Limited
    • Lilys Social Kitchen CIC
    • LionMouth Community Interest Company
    • Listening Ear (Merseyside)
    • Little Gate Farm
    • Little Learners (NE) Community Interest Company
    • Live Well North East C.I.C.
    • Liverpool Community Launderette ltd
    • Local Works Ltd
    • Lockleaze Sports Centre Trust Ltd
    • London Basketball Association
    • London Community Land Trust
    • Longridge On The Thames
    • Lotus Brook Limited
    • Loud Arts CIC
    • LUNG Productions CIO
    • Made By Mortals CIC
    • Make Your Way Community Interest Company
    • Making Families Count C.I.C.
    • Making It Out CIO
    • Manav Seva Community Centre Community Interest Company
    • Mapis Project CIC
    • Marsden Community Trust Ltd
    • Maths with Parents
    • MBC Arts Wellbeing CIC
    • me again cic
    • Media Savvy Training Solutions
    • Memory Matters South West CIC
    • Migrant Support
    • Millmead Childrens Centre Partnership Limited
    • Mindful Gifts CIC
    • Mindfulness Based Therapies c.i.c.
    • Minds Ahead CIC
    • Money A+E UK
    • Move It Studios Community Interest Company
    • Music and Arts Production Leeds
    • Musical Memories
    • MySupportBroker CIC Ltd
    • National Centre for Integrative Medicine Community Interest Company
    • National Institute for African Studies
    • NEMI Teas Limited
    • Neo Community
    • New Leaf New Life Business Solutions CIC
    • New Meaning Centre Bucks Limited
    • Newcastle Community Asset Trust
    • Newcastle Wood Recycling CIC
    • NewStarts
    • Nickel Support Community Interest Company
    • NIMBUS: THE DISABILITY CONSULTANCY SERVICE LTD
    • Noah's A.R.T.
    • Nonsuch Theatre Ltd.
    • Norfolk Centre for Social Development
    • North Doncaster Development Trust
    • North East Dance CIC
    • North East Specialist Therapeutic Services CIC
    • Northern Film + Media
    • Northern Powerhouse Boxing Academy
    • Northern Shape t/a Equal Arts
    • Northern Soul Kitchen CIC
    • Not Waste CIC
    • Now Charity Group Ltd
    • Oasis-Talking Therapies CIC
    • OBM ONELAB CIC
    • Off the Scale cic
    • Offploy Community Interest Company
    • Older People's Action in the Locality
    • Oldham Greenhill Community Sports & Recreation Club
    • One Voice Blackburn CIC
    • Oomph Wellness Training Limited
    • Open Barbers CIC
    • Opportunities with Experience O-W-E - C.I.C
    • OrganicLea CIC
    • Our Place (Barnsley) CIC
    • PALADIN National Stalking Advocacy Service
    • PAPER Artistice Development CIC
    • PAPI'S PICKLES LTD
    • Par Track LImited
    • Parkside High CIC
    • Participate Projects
    • Peat Rigg Outdoor Training Centre CIC
    • Peer2Peer Education CIC
    • People First Services
    • People to Places
    • People, Place and Participation Ltd.
    • Phase 1 Enterprise Training CIC trading as My OutSpace
    • Phoenix Health and Wellbeing
    • Phoenix Place
    • Pimms and Needles CIC
    • Plymouth Play CIC
    • Pony Partnerships CIC
    • Positivity Inc
    • Pottery Bank Community Centre Ltd
    • Preston Road Enterprises Limited
    • Project Cosmic
    • Project Zero WF cic
    • Proof Community Projects CIC
    • Proper Job Theatre Company
    • Prosper 4 Business CIC
    • PSBreastfeeding CIC
    • Pulp Friction Smoothie Bar CIC
    • Purbeck Youth & Community Foundation
    • Radcliffe Market Hall Community Benefit Society Limted
    • Raised in Bristol Commuity Interest Company
    • Rap Therapy CIC
    • Raw Ingredients CIC
    • RAW Workshop
    • Recovery Hub (Cambridge) Community Interest Company
    • Reprezent Ltd.
    • Repton Community Trust
    • Restart Enterprise
    • Revolving Doors Housing Trust
    • RHUBARB FARM CIC
    • RIFT Social Reform CIC
    • Right Development Sports
    • Right Track Social Enterprise Limited
    • Rising Stars Support CIC
    • Rites for Girls CIC
    • Road Farm Countryways Community Interest Company
    • Rochdale Circle CIC
    • Romila Limited
    • Root Connections CIC
    • Roots and Shoots Ltd
    • Ruby's Fund
    • Ruff Sqwad Arts Foundation
    • Rummage Rescuers CIC
    • Running Deer CIC
    • SAAFI CIC
    • Sahara Day Care Centre CIC
    • Saltash Gateway CIC
    • Salvere Social Enterprise CIC
    • SAMEE
    • Second Shot Coffee CIC
    • Seed of Hope CIC
    • Self Made Studios CIC
    • Seniors Helping Seniors (UK) Limited
    • Sexplain Ltd
    • Shropshire Youth Support Trust (SYST)
    • SIEVEMK GATEWAY LTD
    • Sirlute
    • Skills and Training Network
    • SLCP THUNDER CIC
    • SMART WOMEN COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY
    • Sociability Care CIC
    • Social Ark
    • Solidarity in Tech CIC
    • Somali Development Services CIC
    • Somerville Youth & Play Provision
    • Somewhere House (Somerset) Limited
    • Sona Tech C.I.C.
    • South Bristol Sports Centre
    • South East London Community Energy Ltd
    • Southern Holderness Resource Centre
    • Southmead Development Trust (SDT) Ltd
    • Sow the City CIC
    • Spiral Skills C.I.C
    • Spirit and Soul Equine Assisted Activity Centre CIC
    • SportInspired
    • St Austell Leisure Limited
    • St Blazey Recycle Reuse Resale CIC
    • St Peters Pavilion
    • St Sidwell's Centre
    • Stand Against Violence
    • Starting Point Community Learning Partnership
    • STATES OF MIND CIC
    • Step Up (West Midlands) Community Interest Company
    • Step up Support Ltd
    • Stephen Harrison Academy
    • Stiltskin Arts & Theatre C.I.C
    • STRAWBERRY FIELDS TRAINING CIC
    • Street factory CIC
    • Sunderland Bangladesh International Centre
    • Sunderland Home Grown CIC
    • Sunderland Young Peoples Bike Project Community Interest Company
    • Supporting Well-Being and Nurturing Strength
    • Surrey Disabled People's Partnership
    • Sussex Bears CIC
    • Swan Kitchens CIC
    • SXT Health CIC
    • Symbiont CIC
    • TALKBACK-UK LTD
    • Tameside Arts Limited
    • Tapestry Care UK Limited
    • Team Up for Social Mobility
    • Tees Music Alliance Ltd.
    • Thanet Iceberg Project
    • The 180 Programme CIC
    • The ALIVE Project
    • The Art Works Gallery CIC
    • The Barn Owl Centre
    • The Bevendean Community Pub Limited
    • The Bike Project
    • The Bobath Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy
    • The Bread Kitchen CIC
    • The Bridge Project Sudbury
    • The Canopy Housing Project Limited
    • The Centre for Ecotherapy
    • The Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Action
    • The Cooke E-Learning Foundation
    • The Core Skate Hereford CIC
    • The Creative Seed CIC
    • The Devon Clinic CIC
    • The Edlington Hill Top Centre Associates Limited
    • The Employers Forum For Sharrow,Heeley & Norfolk Park Ltd
    • The Filo Project CIC
    • The Foundry Sheffield
    • The Green Oak Foundation Community Interest Company
    • The Greenhouse Multi-Cultural Play and Arts Project
    • The Growing Club CIC
    • The Horticulture Industry Scheme CIC
    • The Human Milk Foundation
    • The Jericho Foundation
    • The Junction Foundation
    • The Launch Project Greater Manchester CIC
    • The Laurels Childcare Company Ltd
    • The Laurie Brewis Trust
    • The Liberty Kitchen Project
    • The Life of Reilly NE CIC
    • The Link (Redcar) CIC
    • The Motherhood Plan
    • The Music Works (Charity)
    • The New Leaf Initiative C.I.C.
    • The Pioneers Project Community Interest Company
    • The Platform project CIC
    • The Plymouth Lighthouse Project CIC
    • The Quest for Gay Men CIC
    • The Real Junk Food Project Brighton CIC
    • The Ross-on-Wye Horizon Centre CIC
    • The Screen Film Community
    • The Selby Trust
    • The Smile Brigade CIC
    • THE SWEET PROJECT CIC LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
    • The Talk for Health Company Ltd
    • The Therapeutic Forest CIC
    • The Turning Tides Project Community Interest Company
    • The Umbrella Cafe CIC
    • The Way of the Horse
    • The Wishing Well Project Ltd
    • Think2Speak CIC
    • Tools4change CIC
    • Tourettteshero CIC
    • TREE SHEPHERD LTD
    • Trinity Community Arts Ltd
    • TRIP Community Transport Association
    • Triple A Project (All About Autism)
    • True Access CIC
    • Turtle Dove Cambridge Community Interest Company
    • Tutors United
    • Twining Enterprise
    • Twinkleboost CIC
    • Ujima Radio
    • Ultra Education C.I.C.
    • UNI CONSULTING, UNIQUE IMPROVEMENTS LTD
    • Unique Voice CIC
    • United Borders
    • UpBEAt Social Enterprise CIC
    • Upturn Enterprise Limited
    • Urban Biodiversity CIC
    • Urban Heard: Youth Engagement Specialist CIC
    • User Voice
    • Vana Trust
    • VAUXHALL (CITY) FARM LTD
    • Venture Community Association
    • Veterans Woodcraft CIC
    • Vida Active Club CIC
    • Vision 21 Gloucestershire
    • Wakefield Theatre Trust
    • Waltham Forest Community Transport
    • Warehouse Trust
    • Waterloo Community Counselling
    • Ways into Work CiC
    • We Are Not Saints
    • We Rise
    • Wednesday's Child
    • Well Grounded Jobs C.I.C
    • Wellbeing Improvement Fitness Initiative NW
    • West Faversham Community Assocation
    • West Midlands Creative Alliance Limited
    • What's Your Point?
    • What's Your Problem CIC
    • Where Next Association
    • White Rock Neighbourhood Ventures Ltd
    • Wild Earth
    • Wild Oyster CIC
    • Wildgoose Rural Training & Nature Reserve
    • WISE UP WORKSHOPS CIC
    • With Insight Education C.I.C.
    • Wolverton Community Energy Limited
    • Woodland Tribe CIC
    • Woodshed Workshop CIC
    • Woodthorpe Development Trust Ltd
    • WORKSHOP 305 COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY
    • World Heart Beat Music Academy Ltd
    • Yeadon Town Hall (Management) Community Interest Company
    • Yes Futures
    • Yes2Ventures Ltd
    • York Family Mediation Service
    • Young People Matter
    • Younger People with Dementia (Berkshire) CIO
    • Youth Enquiry Service, Brixham Limited
    • Youth League UK
    • Zion Bristol Ltd
    • Zync Digital Ltd

    A word from the delivery partners

    Mark Norbury, Chief Executive, UnLtd, explains, “I’m incredibly proud that our sector came together so collaboratively and has been able to achieve the ambitious goals we set out for with this fund. Our partnership has distributed close to £19 million of funding to more than 600 outstanding grantees in just a few months. In a difficult time we’ve been able to offer a critical lifeline swiftly to those who need it the most.  "I’ve been amazed and humbled by how social entrepreneurs are responding to COVID-19, and this injection of financial support to keep them going has been sorely needed. It’s now time to support social entrepreneurs towards an inclusive recovery, and this is where UnLtd will be stepping up our efforts in the next few months.”

    Danyal Sattar, CEO, The Big Issue Invest said: “I am pleased to confirm that, with the support of the National Lottery Community Fund, Big Issue Invest has been able to commit over £3 million over 118 grants to trading social enterprises and enterprising charities across England to support the vital work they do that makes such a difference in this time of crisis and uncertainty. 

    “We would like to offer a special thanks to our external panel members Richard Currie and Thecla Fellas, who provided valuable support and quality insight to help us issue as many grants as possible in a short space of time.”

    Matt Smith, CEO, Key Fund said: “We are incredibly grateful for the support from the National Lottery Community Fund, which has enabled us and our Partners to provide £18.5M of essential funding to almost 600 social enterprises operating across England.  Many of these organisations are delivering important services to people in real need, whilst also trying to deal with the impact of COVID-19 on their own staff and business model, in a very uncertain operating environment.  We have been truly moved and inspired by some of the stories that we have heard whilst assessing applications, and know just how important this funding will be over coming months for people and communities”

    Alastair Wilson, CEO, SSE said: “Social entrepreneurs have been hit hard by this crisis. They’ve faced the double whammy of losing income from trading, just as the people they support and employ need them more than ever. We’re proud that this partnership has been able to deliver emergency funding to those with greatest need, on the frontline of fighting COVID-19. We’re especially proud to have met our inclusion targets here at SSE. The money is now supporting people from our most marginalised, minoritised and deprived communities.”

    Daniel Brewer, CEO, Resonance said: “The Social Enterprise Support Fund has proved a massive success, we have seen applications from a diverse range of enterprises, from across England, that were in critical need of funding to help them recover from COVID-19. We know that the funding we have given to deserving social enterprises will enable them to continue their vital work supporting  the  communities they serve and helping some of the most vulnerable people in society. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the National Lottery Community Fund and National Lottery players.”

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