Social Investment Support through the Just Enterprise programme

How Third Sector organisations are financed has developed and changed in recent years. The move from grant funding to social enterprise is now well established. Recent years has seen further developments through the development of social investment, i.e. the use of repayable loan finance to provide a new source of funding; fill financing gaps for development and growth; or to develop sustainability and autonomy.

Social Investment can take a number of forms, including patient capital, repayable grants, social impact investment partnerships and quasi equity. The Just Enterprise Pre-Investment support is designed to help organisations considering social investment, providing you with the support you need to help you be fully prepared for making such a move.

Support tailored to your needs

The Just Enterprise Pre-Investment support is for organisations actively considering social investment as a means of financing their organisation’s development. The support is fully funded and is available for up to 10 Third Sector organisations from across Scotland with up to 5 days tailored support available for each organisation.

This support is separate from any deal related support provided by a social lender. It is designed to be a pre-cursor to any support provided by the social lender and is designed to help you get things in place prior to engaging with them in order to make that engagement process smoother, shorter and easier.

Each assignment is tailored to your needs with priorities agreed at the application stage with a Client Manager. The process is inclusive with a specialist adviser engaging with the Board and senior management at each stage.

What can Pre-Investment support do for me?

Pre-Investment support can include;

  • Helping you assess your investment readiness and the risks and benefits associated with such a move.
  • Making you aware of the various social investment options open to you.
  • Development of cash flow forecasts/financial projections.
  • Updating your business plan.
  • Assisting with the preparation of any other documentation required to support an application.

The programme is open to all enterprising Third Sector organisations actively considering social investment as a means of financing their organisation’s development. To meet the application criteria, organisations must have an existing third sector legal structure and demonstrate clear social aims that reflect their values as a social enterprise.

The time for action is now!

Our advisers can help deliver your vision. Apply for Pre-Investment Support now and together we can begin the process of helping you to further develop your Social Enterprise.

Find out more about our other specialist support services - business recovery, equalities, supported business, procurement or a business development workshop,

Find out more about our other specialist support services - business support, business recovery, equalities, supported business, procurement or a business development workshop,

Contact Us
Lowland: 0141 425 2939
Highland 01463 225 093
Email: support@justenterprise.org

Click here to apply for Pre-Investment Support