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Social Enterprise Support Fund opens to new applicants

A head’s up from TBLA Ltd to all our amazing Not for Profit clients – hope this might help you keep doing all the good things that you do in the world! 


The Social Enterprise Support Fund launched this month, providing grants of between £10,000 and £300,000 to help social enterprises during COVID-19.


Four social enterprise support agencies have united to deliver a new fund. Applications for the second round open at 1pm on Thursday 13th August
Close at 1pm on Thursday 20th August.

Big Issue Invest, The Key Fund, Resonance, UnLtd and SSE will jointly deliver £18.7m in grants, with support from CAF Venturesome, the Young Foundation and Ashoka.

This has been made possible thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.




The Social Enterprise Support Fund is aimed at social enterprises supporting people at high health risk from COVID-19, and those supporting people facing increased social and economic challenges as a result of COVID-19.



Commitment to inclusion

Here at SSE, we are committed to inclusion in all our programmes. We exist to address inequality in society, so we’re keen to ensure that these grants play their part in tackling structural disadvantage and structural racism.

All partners in the fund are committed to inclusion. Here at SSE, our targets are that:

  • 60% of grants we award will go to organisations working in the 40% most deprived communities.
  • Half of grants we award will go to social enterprises that reach one (or more) of our inclusion groups, including being led by and/or supporting: people from Black, Asian and minoritised ethnic (BAME) communities, LGBTQ+ people, disabled people and/or leaders with lived experience.

Read more about our approach to inclusion with this fund

Apply now

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