Over the next month, we are looking to find four individuals or organisations to help us reach the most impactful social entrepreneurs in their field or area as we deliver the Social Enterprise Support Fund (SESF).
Big Issue Invest is looking for 4 Inclusion Partners to help us reach the most impactful social entrepreneurs in your field or area. You would be supporting us with outreach efforts during a period before the SESF Application Portal opens for the second round of application submissions.
Our priority areas are London, North West, South East and East of England.
The SESF launched in 2021 is delivered by a consortium of 5 partners (Big Issue Invest, UnLtd, Resonance, School for Social Entrepreneurs and The Key Fund) working across the social enterprise sector to support entrepreneurs to rebuild and recover their businesses following the Covid-19 pandemic.
We are looking for partners with diverse-led boards and senior management teams to reflect our ambition to ensure our outreach is equitable, diverse and reaches organisations that face barriers in applying for grant funding. We also welcome partners who reach communities who are using their lived experience of a social issue to lead change.
To do this, we want to connect with the enterprises you work with, especially those working with marginalised communities (i.e. Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, LGBTQIA+, disabled) and those who have the best solutions to loneliness, community resilience and long term economic, social and cultural health. The new fund’s priority areas for communities are: