About the Connect Fund

The Connect Fund has been set up to strengthen the social investment market in England to better meet the needs of charities and social enterprises.

It provides grants to develop shared infrastructure resources for a market supporting mission, as well as providing tools and enabling partnerships and initiatives, creating a more open and accessible social investment market.

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Learning and Resources

The Connect Fund will be creating learning partnerships providing solutions to social investment challenges.  Better sharing of tools, data and resources can lower transaction costs, as well as encouraging diversity, innovation and learning to promote social investment.
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Apply to the Connect Fund

The Connect Fund provides grants to advance enterprise-driven funding through partnerships with voluntary sector infrastructure, community foundations or membership bodies.

Its grants also address gaps in the architecture of the social investment market. The fund will be looking for proposals that enable collaborative, open source solutions.

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