Investment readiness

We help charities and social enterprises to become investment ready and to secure the best package of finance to meet their needs, whether it’s money for a new site, refitting a building, or raising working capital to deliver a public sector contract.

Eastside Primetimers is an approved provider for a number of investment readiness funds that allow social organisations to access support and raise investment, including the Big Potential fund and the Access Foundation Reach Fund.

With a success rate of over 80%, we have helped all types of social organisations to secure investment and contracts totalling more than £60 million.

Read how we helped BCHA to develop and fund a social enterprise hub, with a grant from the Cabinet Office’s Investment and Contract Readiness Fund (ICRF).

What do we offer?

Our finance service includes:

  • Evaluating social investment options
  • Supporting applications for investment readiness grants
  • Developing investment propositions
  • Business planning
  • Financial modelling
  • Outcomes modelling
  • Deal structuring
  • Pitch writing and preparation
  • Investor relations
  • Due diligence support

We are proud of our high win rate for our clients, due to our strong relationships with social investors and our wide-ranging experience of funding growth for social organisations.

Please call us now on 020 7250 8334 or email if you would like to discuss your growth finance options.


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Active Luton“We are very grateful for the support provided by the Eastside Primetimers team – it is impossible to overstate how much the support has meant to us and how integral to our success it has been.  Being able to call upon such a supportive, knowledgeable, inspirational and patient group of people has been invaluable as our trust seeks to begin engaging with the public health agenda” Helen Barnett, Chief Executive
Care4All“Eastside Primetimers are a great organisation to work with. They very quickly demonstrated an understanding of Care4All’s requirements and then led us through the process, which was a totally new one for us. The consultant Jane Jutsum and colleagues are highly skilled and knowledgeable and their input has already resulted in significant improvements to our business processes and governance arrangements. I would without reservation recommend working with Eastside Primetimers; they have shown themselves to be experts in their field, demonstrating innovation and creativity in their approach” Jo Barnes, Managing Director, Managing Director
Chilypep“Working with Eastside Primetimers and their consultant Helen Nott really helped us explore our idea. Developing the business case increased our understanding of our options, and a better grasp of social value and measuring it will help us to show our stakeholders the real impact of our work. Helen was flexible, great to work with and took time to really understand our needs and who we are. Her work to help us develop our branding and identity has been a real game changer” Lesley Pollard, Managing Director
BCHA“We found Eastside Primetimers to be responsive and willing to listen to our requirements and expectations of the output from their work. We ended up with a very useful and thorough Business Plan that not only helped us gain interest from potential funders, but is also a document that we continue to use to implement the project” Martin Hancock, Chief Executive