Funding and investment may be direct to you or for an organisation to support you. It may be Grant or loan funding. You may need help to become Investment ready, Grant ready, Commission Ready or to meet application and reporting requirements. Contact us or look out for workshops for opportunities to learn and develop.. 

Here is some funding channels you might be interested in;

Lottery Awards for All: £300 - £10,000

The HIVE: Up to seven days Your co-op or community business can access tailored advice around the Co-operative Option, Start-ups, Employee Buyouts and Community Shares. This can be delivered as one-to-one support, "group advice", peer mentoring or training -

Big Potential: Support for Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations raising finance or becoming investment ready. The applicant organisation must be considering taking on external repayable investment to improve their social impact

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation: Various Funds

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Crowd Funder and Santander; Crowdfund proposal for their social enterprise campaign with up to £10,000 match from Santander.


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Social Enterprise Link (Wessex) Cooperative CIC is business development and network organisation.

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