Launched in May 2017the Homeless Link Social Investment Fund has, over three years, £4.5m to invest in charities and social enterprises working to reduce homelessness across England. The aim is to test and learn where social investment can be most effectively used alongside other forms of funding to improve outcomes. The fund aims to:
• Increase the homelessness sector’s knowledge and experience of social investment
• Develop new models for income generation and funding
• Improve long-term sustainability.
It’s focus is on the potential that blended finance of smaller unsecured loans and grants can have on creating change. The fund offers dedicated support and flexible loan/grant packages from £25,000 to £150,00 to enable sector organisations to increase their impact by developing new models for income generation/funding or to invest in other areas to strengthen their organisation’s long-term sustainability.
Read more here: http://www.homelesslink.org.uk/social-investment-fund
Download a brochure here: HL Social Investment Fund