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Applications to health and social care social enterprise fund close this month

Howard Lake | 2 September 2011 | News

Applications to The Social Enterprise Investment Fund (SEIF) Capital Growth Fund close on 16 September 2011. The £12 million fund offers capital growth grants of between £50,000 and £150,000 and loans to social enterprises working in health or social care. Investments of over £150,000 will include a loan element.
The fund is administered by the Social Investment Business and Local Partnerships on behalf of the Department of Health.
The grants can be used for property or land purchase, purchase of vehicles, IT equipment, property renovations and refurbishments, and equipment for delivery of services e.g. fixtures and fittings. It can also fund some fees relating to capital projects including solicitors, architects and surveyors.
Before applying to the fund organisations should complete the eligibility checklist online.
Completed application forms with all supporting documents must be returned to The Social Investment Business by 12pm on 16 September 2011.