STEP 2:
UNDERSTANDING YOUR FUNDING OPTIONS

There are many different types of capital available for your Social Enterprise. Therefore, it is important to understand your funding options and your unique situation in order to be able to identify the capital source, or combination of sources, that will best suit the needs of your organisation.

Aligning your source of funding to your enterprise’s life stage is a good starting point when looking for funding. The infographic on the below page will assist you  in identifying your funding options based on your life stage. Make sure that you investigate all the pro’s and cons of the funding types on your shortlist.

Online databases of finance providers are available to help you find something to suit your needs. FinFind, in particular, is a database of finance providers with a built in matching process to make your search easier. There is also some useful information about accessing finance on the FinFind platform.

 

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Advice for financing from a Social Enterprise

UNDERSTANDING YOUR FUNDING OPTIONS

Explore this infographic to find out more about the types of finance available at each stage of business growth