The North East Social Investment Fund (NESIF) is a unique fund providing impact investments to charities and social enterprises in the region.Get in touch
The North East Social Investment Fund is a £10.2m fund set up to support charities and social enterprises across the North East of England.
Investments range from £100k to £1m and can be used for a wide range of purposes, including operational costs, working capital, asset purchases, or a combination of purposes.
The fund’s aim is to increase or protect an organisation’s ability to deliver social impact.
Our social investment team is looking to speak to charities (limited by guarantee or CIO only), CICs (limited by guarantee or shares) and Registered Societies (previously known as ‘Industrial and Provident Societies’, for community benefit).
You must be based in, or have significant operations in, the North East of England, and have the ability to repay the investment over an agreed period.
When we are deciding whether to invest, we look at your organisation’s financials and the social impact you are achieving. It is important to us that taking on investment enables you to improve or scale your social impact, without putting a financial strain on your organisation.
There are seven key areas that we are looking to support:
If you aren’t sure whether your work falls into one of these areas, please speak to us. We judge each application on a case-by-case basis.