Gulnaz, Firvale Community Hub

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Our investment team is here to support you every step
of the way. If you need help
with your application, please get in touch.

Start your application


Start your application

Fill out our enquiry form below with the estimated amount you require, and some brief details about your organisation. Once completed, if eligible you will be sent a link to the full funding application form.

  • Takes less than 5 minutes to complete

Check eligibility


Application Form

The funding application form normally takes 1-2 hours to complete. You’ll also need to submit supporting documents such as a business plan and a cash flow forecast; our helpful pre-investment checklist will guide you through. You can also download templates for the related forms on our website.

Call us 0330 202 0559 or email at any point if you have any queries or need support completing the application.

View Pre Investment Checklist

  • Takes 1-2 Hours to complete

Assigned an Investment Manager

After we have reviewed your application and documents, we will assign you an Investment Manager. They will contact you to talk through your application and ask for any further information needed, they may also arrange to visit you to discuss your requirements.



The Investment Manager will then take your application to our Investment Panel made up of Board members and independent members from the finance, social economy, charity and voluntary sector. Our Investment Panel meets every month.



A decision will be made at the Panel on whether to award your organisation with the investment you have applied for.


What happens next

If you are successful, you will be sent offer letters to review and sign. We will set up a direct debit with the bank for payment and talk to you about next steps. Throughout the duration of the loan, we will collect information on the impact you are creating. See our post investment checklist for more info.

View Post Investment Checklist

On average this whole process takes 6 weeks. It is very much reliant on how quickly we get the information we need from you.

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