The Connect Fund has been set up to strengthen the social investment market in England to better meet the needs of charities and social enterprises. It has its own website.
The fund provides grants to develop shared infrastructure resources for a market that supports mission. It supports tools, partnerships and initiatives that advance a more open and accessible social investment market.
What is the Connect Fund?
The Connect Fund, previously known as the “Social Investment Infrastructure Fund” is a £3 million fund that the Barrow Cadbury Trust manages in partnership with Access – the Foundation for Social Investment. The fund supports intermediaries and infrastructure organisations to make social investment work better for a wider range of charities and social enterprises.
Find out more about the applications the Fund has received and the funding it has made so far and future funding rounds on the Connect Fund’s website.
The Connect Fund is not intended for frontline charities or social enterprises working directly with beneficiaries. If you would like more general information about social investment please see Good Finance.
The Connect Fund Manager is Jessica Brown. You can email her directly with questions relating to your application or a submission to the Fund.