The Forward Enterprise Fund supports enterprises and charities that create 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 and access investment.
Just starting your business? If you are a start-up that intends to create jobs for ex-offenders and/or people in recovery, 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 support to grow your business or to get your business ready to take on investment and to help create new job opportunities. The fund also offers loans with flexible terms.
Are you a charity or social enterprise that employs ex-offenders or people in recovery? You can access a tailored mix of support to meet your project’s needs and to help you expand income generating activity, to create more jobs.