Genesis Wellbeing Foundation

The Genesis Wellbeing Foundation (GWF) is the grant giving arm of Genesis. The latest round of funding is now open to continue funding projects that improve wellbeing in the communities they serve, and enrich the lives of their residents social and economic wellbeing.

The next small grants deadline is 2nd October 2017 and for large grants it is 5th January 2018.

CAF Bank

CAF Bank exists to support the charitable sector. They offer secured loans for UK registered charities and not-for-profit organisations looking to grow their social impact.

CAF Bank is different to most other banks. They're dedicated to supporting charitable organisations and any surplus they make is reinvested in the not-for-profit sector. Owned by a major UK charity, Charities Aid Foundation, they're driven by a social purpose and trusted by customers with over £1 billion of deposits.

Their team of experienced relationship managers travel to meet every borrower, to fully understand each organisation's financial position, goals, business model and project proposal. They will ensure you understand the risks associated with borrowing, so you can consider if loan finance might be a suitable funding option for your organisation.

The London Community Foundation

The London Community Foundation website features a map of London showing grants available in each borough.

NatWest Social & Community Capital

NatWest Social & Community Capital offers a helping hand to social ventures looking to scale, through loans, provided with flexible terms and business support.

As a community venture, you can make a big positive impact. But sometimes it's difficult to get the finance you need to grow. They're here to support social enterprises at every stage of the journey, from starting up to expanding your impact on the world.

NatWest has been the leading financial services supporter and champion of the UK community finance sector for over 20 years, and is the only bank in the UK to have set up a specialist fund to lend to community businesses that are unable to obtain funding from mainstream banks.

Their ambition is to enable social enterprises to make a positive impact in UK communities and increase the size and strength of this important sector of the UK economy.