The Forward Enterprise Fund supports enterprises and charities run by, or creating employment opportunities for, ex-offenders and people in recovery from addiction. Eligible applicants can benefit from a tailored mix of support to help grow their business.
Just starting your business? If you are a start-up or if you have a bright idea, you can apply for professional business advice to help you develop your plans and accelerate your launch. If suitable, you can also access support to set up a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdfunder with match funding available from The Forward Trust
Have paying clients and wish to grow your business? You can apply to access business advice and support to work with you to grow your business or to get your business ready to take the next step and to help create new job opportunities. The fund also offers loans with flexible terms.
Are you a charity or social enterprises that employs ex-offenders or people in recovery? You can access a tailored mix of support, to meet your project’s needs, to help you expand income generating activity to create more jobs.