About the fund

The Investment and Contract Readiness Fund is a new 10 million fund, managed by The Social Investment Business, on behalf of the Office for Civil Society that aims to ensure social ventures are better equipped to secure new forms of investment and compete for public service contracts.

The Fund will provide grants to social ventures that have the potential for high growth and delivering positive social impact for the purchase of specific capacity building support to help facilitate that growth

The Investment and Contract Readiness Fund is key to developing the social investment market as for the first time a group of the leading social investors in the country have been brought together to help shape the programme. These investors will decide who can provide sufficiently high quality business support and also which social ventures should receive grants. The likelihood of organisations successfully attracting investment after they have had support is therefore maximised. 

The Fund is currently inviting applications from mutuals and arts ventures. Ventures operating outside these themes are also welcome to apply.

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