The Barrow Cadbury Trust has recently been selected to run the Access Social Investment Infrastructure Fund. The Access Fund – initially set up by a group of organisations including EFC member, the Big Lottery Fund – was created to provide a mix of grants and loans to develop the social investment market.
The three primary aims of the Access Fund are:
- To help charities and social enterprises gain easier access to much needed capital in order to grow their impact
- To increase the supply of smaller, unsecured and affordable loans, and;
- To provide support to organisations that wish to take on investment
As a social justice foundation with an interest in social investment, Barrow Cadbury Trust is extremely pleased to have been chosen to run the Access Fund and excited to see how it can be used to improve tools and data capture mechanisms across the social investment field.