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Investment Support

We work with organisations to identify and address specific barriers or challenges they face before we can invest with them.

As an Access Point for the Reach Fund, we can help organisations receive targeted support in one or more areas of their work where our in-house capacity or resource limitations might otherwise prevent us from doing so, by referring them to apply to the Reach Fund.

What is an Access Point?

Access Points are social investors approved by the Reach Fund to refer charities and social enterprises to the programme. If approved, these charities and social enterprises can apply for grants to help them secure investment. Arts & Culture Finance is an approved Access Point since June 2017 (formerly under the name of Arts Impact Fund).

What is the Reach Fund?

The Reach Fund is a £4 million investment readiness programme, funded by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment and managed by Social Investment Business where organisations can apply for support in the early stages of working with a social investor.

Reach Fund enables investors (such as Arts & Culture Finance) to create bespoke investment readiness plans with organisations looking for social finance, and then help them apply for support to put those plans into practice.

What does The Reach Fund offer?

The Reach Fund will offer small grants to charities and social enterprises that are looking to raise investment with one of the approved social investors, known as Access Points. The grant will be used to help the organisations close a deal or secure an investment.

How do you apply?

Reach Fund is open for applications from organisations that are seeking investment through their chosen Access Point (this is us). You should submit an enquiry for finance using our web form or contact our team directly to discuss your investment needs. Our team will work with you to identify your needs, develop an investment readiness plan, and help you apply for a grant from Reach Fund.

Read our step-by-step guide to the investment process and what we look for in organisations >

Submit an enquiry to begin the investment process >


Good Finance helps charities and social enterprises navigate the world of social impact investment and understand the different funding available. It is a great resource for any arts and culture organisation new to repayable finance and wanting