Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation

Investment and Contract Readiness Fund

A new grant programme designed to support social ventures in building their capacity to receive investment and bid for public service contracts will be launched at the end of April.

The £10 million Investment and Contract Readiness Fund will be administered by the Social Investment Business on behalf of the Office for Civil Society.

The Fund puts investors at the heart of the process because as providers of investment they both understand what investment-ready ventures look like and have a keen business-driven interest in helping social ventures with the greatest chances of success secure this support.

The Fund is interested in hearing from:
• Social ventures that would like advisors to support them expand and prepare for investments and/or getting public sector contracts.
• Investment advisory support providers with a track record of supporting organisations to investment and contract readiness.
• Potential investors in social ventures interested in learning more about the Fund and the pipeline of investible opportunities it intends to create.

For further information and to register your interest, call 0191 269 2276 or click on the link below.