Funding Partners

Give Today, part of The Hope Revolution CIC, would like to take the opportunity to thank GM Social Invest for their support, along with the three associated funding partners (The National Lottery Community Fund, Big Society Capital and Access – The Foundation for Social Investment).

Find out more about our funding partners below.

GM Social Investment

GM Social Investment offer loan finance aimed at small and very small social enterprises (or businesses with social impact) and charities that trade. These loans are designed for organisations who have the potential to add more value to their local communities and grow their social impact. GM Social Investment is a subsidiary company wholly owned by Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation, who have been working with social change and ethical trading organisations in Greater Manchester for over 40 years.

The National Lottery Community Fund

We are the largest community funder in the UK – we’re proud to award money raised by National Lottery players to communities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Since June 2004, we have made over 200,000 grants and awarded over £9 billion to projects that have benefited millions of people.

We are passionate about funding great ideas that matter to communities and make a difference to people’s lives. At the heart of everything we do is the belief that when people are in the lead, communities thrive. Thanks to the support of National Lottery players, our funding is open to everyone. We’re privileged to be able to work with the smallest of local groups, right up to UK-wide charities, enabling people and communities to bring their ambitions to life.

Access – The Foundation for Social Investment

Access – The Foundation for Social Investment exists to help make charities and social enterprises in England more financially resilient and self-reliant so that they can sustain or increase their impact. Access does this through two main strands. The first strand is the provision of blended finance and the Growth Fund is the first such finance programme. Made possible through grant funding from The National Lottery Community Fund and loan finance from Big Society Capital, it is focused on enabling the provision of the simple and affordable investment products that charities and social enterprises tell us they need. The second strand is Enterprise Development, through which a
number of grant and support programmes are provided for charities and social enterprises who wish to develop earned income and start to investigate the possibility of accessing social investment.

Big Society Capital

Big Society Capital improves the lives of people in the UK by connecting social investment to
charities and social enterprises. We know that investment can help charities and social enterprises achieve more. We believe the greatest chance to improve lives comes when investors and enterprises are both motivated by social mission. Big Society Capital engages with investors, fund managers, charities and social enterprises to make it easier to use social investment. With their co-investors, they have made over £1.7bn of new capital available to organisations with a social mission, through investments into fund managers and social banks.

Big Society Capital have a special focus on: providing homes for people in need; supporting
communities to improve lives; and early action to prevent problems.