The Impact for Growth strand is for charities and social enterprises that are seeking to raise investments or contracts.

It includes training, grant funding and support to help organisations develop the impact management systems required to meet the needs of investors or commissioners.

What’s the process?

Applications have now closed.

The first stage is for eligible organisations to attend a compulsory one day impact management training session delivered by Impetus-PEF (sign up for this training has now closed). Trained organisations can then apply for a grant - working with an approved supplier to develop a project that will improve systems and process. We have £1.8m of funding available in total and expect grants to be around £50,000. We distributed almost £700,000 to 15 organisations in our pilot round and subsequent first round which means we have at least 20 further grants to award.


What’s the timing?

We held the first training sessions in February and March 2017 and grant applications for the pilot round closed in April. We held a further five training sessions September to November 2017.

The grant window has now closed. Applications made before 29 January 2018 will be reviewed at Investment & Commissioning Panel meetings in February and March 2018.

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Applications have now closed.

If you have any questions about an application you submitted please get in touch with SIB via 020 3096 7900 or

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