The Connect Fund, previously known as the “Social Investment Infrastructure Fund” is a £1.5 million fund for grants and investments that the Barrow Cadbury Trust manages in partnership with Access – the Foundation for Social Investment. The fund supports intermediaries and infrastructure organisations to make social investment work better for a wider range of charities and social enterprises.
The Connect Fund seeks to build a better social investment market by:
- Improving the connection of social investment to charities and social enterprises
- Connecting existing voluntary sector infrastructure organisations to the social investment market
- Better connecting social investment intermediaries through shared data and resources