Investing in Social Enterprise
Tel: 0845 140 1400
Absolutely first class support and advice from Key Fund. Superb back up, professional and friendly attitude... sets the standard
Keith Angel - Wavelength Arts CIC Ltd
Having the Key Fund in Yorkshire has helped address disadvantage and discrimination in a practical and lasting way.
Sam Keighley - ABL, Bradford
The Key Fund has been instrumental in our development. We started as one thing, but now we deliver many different services
Steven Mundin - Higher Rhythm
The Key fund has been instrumental in supporting the growth and development of our setting over the last 10 years
Carol Hill - Cawthorne Children's Centre
Without the Key Fund support, we'd be finished. They've handed us at least two 'get out of jail' cards. I can't praise them enough
Steve Palmer - Barnsley Community Build
We believe that Social Enterprises have a significant role to play in providing better public services and improving the lives of the most disadvantaged in society. However, they often struggle to raise finance from mainstream providers such as banks and building societies.
Founded in 1999 Key Fund has been providing a mixture of flexible grant, loan and equity packages to support Social Enterprise activity. The fund has invested over £26 million to date.
Key Fund itself is a social enterprise and understands the unique difficulties faced by similar organisations when looking to develop and grow. By providing tailored investments, we are continuing in our mission to break down the barriers to accessing finance, enabling organisations to increase their community, economic and environmental impact.
To date, the fund has supported more than 2,000 organisations; providing over 6,500 training opportunities, enabling 130 new business start ups, creating 780 jobs and safeguarding another 622 jobs.