New round of applications for support fund opens


A new support fund for social enterprises, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, has been announced.

The Social Enterprise Support Fund is re-opening on the 25th November.

The Fund, delivered by Big Issue Invest, Key Fund, Resonance, the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) and UnLtd will be taking applications from social enterprises in England supporting those who have been hit hardest by the pandemic. It will help social enterprises in managing the ongoing crisis.

The Social Enterprise Support Fund partners are working towards a benchmark of more than 50% of grantees across the fund being disabled and / or from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background. They are also particularly encouraging applications from enterprises led by those with direct lived experience of the social issues they are trying to solve.

The first round is live from 1pm on the 25th November and will close for new applications and submissions on Tuesday 21st December, We advise you to start your application early so that you have plenty of time to get it just right and access any support that you might need.

There will be another opportunity to apply over the next three months, with the second-round reopening in February 2022. 

Find out more about the criteria and how you can apply -