Social Enterprise? Need a Grant? £10k – £100k?

We’ve just received this from our friends and colleagues at the Key Fund. The Social Enterprise Support Fund (SESF) opens soon and is for organisations to recover from COVID-19. The programme is being delivered through a partnership between The National Lottery Community Fund, Key Fund, Resonance, Big Issue Invest, Unltd & The School for Social Entrepreneurs.


Please see the application guidance and FAQs for full details.

  • Based In England
  • At least one year old
  • An incorporated social purpose organisation with an asset lock
    • a clear social purpose, such as an Objects or Social Purpose clause
    • a restriction on distribution of profits, to the extent that at least 51% of surpluses are reinvested for its social purpose
    • an ‘asset lock‘, which is a restriction on the distribution of assets
  • Annual income between £20,000 and £1.8 million
  • Substantially reliant on income from trading
  • Financially resilient
  • Dual authority bank account

Full eligibility can be found here Funding & eligibility | SESF ( 

When can you apply?

  • Round 1: 1pm on Thursday 25 November 2021 to 1pm on Tuesday 21 December 2021
  • Round 2: 1pm on Monday 28 February 2022 to 1pm on Thursday 24 March 2022

The fund is expected to be oversubscribed, so good luck.