The Connect Fund provides patient and flexible finance to support early stage ideas, product innovation and new business development for social investment intermediaries in England. Our first social investment was made in November 2018.
Total amount invested £50k
Total of social investments made 1
Types of Investment
Small Feasibility Grant
A small grant to scope an idea, test the market, and produce a robust business plan with financial projections.
Convertible Loan Note (Equity)
A zero-interest loan with an option to repay or convert to equity within a specified period of time.
An upfront zero-interest loan repayable on success with a negotiated matched funding requirement.
Revenue Share Agreement
Funding that is partially repayable based on revenue performance of the proposed enterprise.