Investment Readiness Services
Big Issue Invest (BII) supports social businesses and charities to deliver social, economic, and environmental impact across the United Kingdom.
Since 2005 they have supported over 550 organisations with over £80 million in funding.
They offer a range of repayable finance options, from loans as small as £20,000 to larger investments of up to £3.5 million. Eastside People have worked with them providing services around social investment such as business planning, forecasting and financial modelling to check the suitability of organisations to take on loan finance.
“We are proud to say that BII is an ‘Access Point’ under the Reach Fund which is provided by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment and managed by our friends at The Social Investment Business. The Reach Fund providing grant support to help social enterprises become ‘investment ready’.
In this, Eastside People is one of BII’s preferred providers to whom we refer Reach applicants for such support. We have built a strong working relationship with Eastside People and their support providers to meet the needs of our ‘pre investment’ applicants in developing their business proposition to reach ‘investment ready’ stage.
Due to the experienced team at Eastside People, it’s extremely encouraging to see a good number of our Eastside People referrals return to BII post the support to go on to secure social investment funding to develop activities, strengthen operations and increase social impact”.
Mick Burns – Investment Manager, Big Issue Invest.
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