Social enterprises are continuing to experience a gap in the funding available to enable them to achieve their goals. We are working with social enterprises across the UK, providing impact funding to support expansion that will deliver a step-change in their scale of impact and resilience.
Latest Deals: We have been busy working with a number of social enterprises over the last few months to secure funding that will help them grow. These include:
TheGivingMachine (TGM): The Social Impact Accelerator has provided TGM’s first injection of external capital to help it build its marketing effort and make key product enhancements. TGM is a shopping portal offering supporters of small charities and community organisations the opportunity to raise free funds for their chosen causes with every online purchase they make. We were attracted by the commitment of TGM’s senior team and their focus on helping small causes who find it difficult to raise the funds they need. Richard Morris, co-founder of TGM and author of Givenomics said: “I’m delighted that The FSE Group backed our plan and people to support the growth of TheGivingMachine. Together we will enable more people to create even more free donations for thousands of local causes across the UK”.
The Listen Campaign: We are really excited to be supporting the development of The Listen Campaign, a global programme using the power of creative artists, the media and creative industries to promote the needs and rights of the world’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children. Listen is the brainchild of Tony Hollingsworth, a leader in the use of popular culture as a campaign tool for causes and producer of two landmark broadcast events for Nelson Mandela and The Wall Live in Berlin. The Listen Campaign will kick off in 2018 with a major media programme and music event featuring unique collaborations between international artists. You can watch the introductory video here.
Fair for You: Fair For You is providing an ambitious and exciting alternative to high cost weekly payment stores for low-income households needing to purchase essential products for the home. A long term loan from The FSE Group is part of a package building on the excellent early stage support given to the company by a number of charitable foundations. The funding will help Fair For You significantly increase the number of customers they can serve in the next two years throughout the UK.
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