Charities & social enterprises: funding & finance

Introducing innovative new services into the health and care system often requires upfront funding to facilitate change.

Our team build partnerships with funders and investors to help charities and social enterprises finance innovation and fund partnerships with NHS organisations.

We have established partnerships with a range of funders and investors focused on the supporting innovation from the charity and social enterprise sector, including:

Health & Wellbeing Challenge Fund SW: a £5m regional social investment fund focused on supporting NHS organisations in our region to develop the market of innovative charity and social enterprise services in our region.

Transform Ageing: is a pioneering programme taking a design-led approach to improving people’s experience of ageing. With a £3.65m fund from the Big Lottery, this new cross-sector initiative will bring together people in later life, social entrepreneurs and health and social care leaders to define, develop and deliver new solutions that better support the needs and aspirations of our ageing communities.

Solutions for an Ageing Society: is a programme that offers strategic support and grant awards to social entrepreneurs who are determined to meet the needs and aspirations of people in later life. The programme is looking for early stage social entrepreneurs; people working in the social impact space already, entrepreneurs passionate about making our ageing society a better place or it could mean people with just a bright idea to make life better for older people.

Bespoke Partnerships with Other Funders and Investors: we have a network of funders and investors to help charities and social enterprises finance partnerships with NHS organisation to test and adopt innovation.

For more information please contact a member of the Innovation team: