About us

More about the Social Enterprise Support Fund and the partners delivering it

The Social Enterprise Support Fund provides essential financial support to help social enterprises in England to rebuild and grow their income from trading, following the impact of COVID-19. 

The Social Enterprise Support Fund is focused on social enterprises supporting people facing increased social and economic challenges as a result of COVID-19. We will support them in evolving and growing sustainable community services, in the face of ongoing disruption from COVID-19. In 2021/2 we issued £16.1m of grants to 500 social  enterprises.

The fund is a two-year project, delivered by Big Issue Invest, Key Fund, Resonance, the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) and UnLtd, in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund.

Thanks to National Lottery players, The National Lottery Community Fund has committed £18m to the partnership, which will offer vital and rapid financial support to more than 500 businesses focused on supporting their communities to recover from the pandemic.

Contacting us

Media enquiries

Please email [email protected]

Applicant enquiries

Before contacting us with any queries, please read the application guidance and FAQs carefully. If you then need to contact us after reading these documents, please email us at [email protected].

If you contact us about an existing application, please make sure you include your organisation name in your email.