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About the Fund

The £10m Investment and Contract Readiness Fund enables social ventures to access new forms of investment and compete for public service contracts.

Grants between £50,000 and £150,000 will be available on a rolling basis to ambitious social ventures who will go on to raise at least £500,000 investment, or who want to bid for contracts over £1 million.  

The fund is almost fully committed so please contact us if you are thinking of applying.

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Find an approved provider


Social ventures will need to work with one of the Fundís approved investment and contract readiness providers to apply. If youíre looking for a provider who can support and guide you to develop realistic proposals to become investment/contract ready, you can browse through our list of approved providers now.

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Ready Willing and Able


As the world's first investment readiness fund, the Investment and Contract Readiness Fund has attracted a lot of attention. Now, Boston Consulting Group have produced a comprehensive review of the fund's performance so far. Read Ready, Willing and Able.

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Be an approved provider


If you are a specialist investment and contract readiness provider with a track record in providing support to social ventures to develop realistic proposals to attract investment or win public service contracts, then we want to hear from you. Please contact us before applying.

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