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What is the Social Enterprise Investment Fund?

Social Enterprise Investment Fund

The Social Enterprise Investment Fund (SEIF) provided investment for social enterprises that delivered frontline health and social care services in the UK.

It provided loans, grants and ongoing support to start-up and existing social enterprises. The Social Enterprise Investment Fund was launched by the Department of Health in 2007. From 2009 until it ended in April 2013, the fund was managed by Futurebuilders England and Partnerships UK.

Where have you heard about the Social Enterprise Investment Fund?

While the government’s Social Enterprise Investment Fund is no longer open to applications, you may have come across an alternative fund with a similar name. One such example is The Big Issue Invest’s Social Enterprise Investment Fund II which offers social enterprises financial assistance to support their growth.

What you need to know about the Social Enterprise Investment Fund.

It launched with £100 million to provide start-up funding and long-term investment to social enterprises working in the health and social care industries.

It was available to not-for-profit social enterprises that fell into the following groups:

  • Multi-agency partnerships

  • Existing social enterprises looking to expand into health and social care

  • Health professionals, such as nurses or therapists, hoping to form a social enterprise

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