Social Investment

We offer a comprehensive social investment and fundraising service, unlocking grants and loans to help charities and social enterprises to grow, whether it’s money for a new site, for refitting a building, or raising working capital.

Working closely with social investors we are an advisor on the Access Reach Fund and have been one of the most successful investment readiness advisors in the social sector, helping over 60 charities and social enterprises in the last 5 years.

We offer:

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

We are proud of a high win rate for clients, due to our strong relationships with social investors and wide-ranging experience of how best to fund social change.

How we have helped

Read about successful projects we have been involved with:

We helped Ecological Land Co-operative with business modelling and a detailed five-year business plan which underpinned various community share issues including a £440,000 raise through Ethex
We helped The Giving Machine refine their cost base, modelled growth scenarios, advised on marketing and assessed their technology platform, supporting them to raise £100,000 of growth finance from social investor FSE
We helped BCHA to raise £775,000 to develop and fund a new social enterprise hub in Bournemouth
We helped Brook to establish a turnaround plan and raise £200,000 from SASC for diversification and growth of their relationship and sexual health services

How can we help you?

Please call us now on 020 7250 8334 or email dawn@ep-uk.org if you would like to discuss your growth finance options.

 

We’re listed on Goodfinance.org.uk, a website to help charities and social enterprises navigate social investment

 

Foundation East“We are very grateful for the support provided by the Eastside Primetimers team during the process of putting together of our 5 year strategic plan. The EP team was able to pull together a diverse team enabling us to benefit from their wide knowledge and skill base” Katy Ford, Chief Executive
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
The Giving Machine“From the start, the team from Eastside Primetimers took the time to really understand our current business model and social proposition in depth.  This led to the development of a revised marketing strategy and supporting business plan.  Funders and advisors who reviewed our plan were keen to point out the quality of the delivered plans and this was a crucial factor in securing our social funding in 2017.  Thank you Eastside Primetimers – if only every partner delivered to that quality!” Richard Morris, Founder and CEO
Ecological Land Co-operative“We found Eastside Primetimers and their consultant very good to work with. Our Big Potential project with them resulted in a detailed five-year business plan, agreed upon by our trustee board, which helped underpin our expansion through the share issue. For our current share issue we have been able to use the modelling tools to reflect on our progress and update our business plan” Sonia Sinanan - Ecological Land Co-operative, Operations Manager
Life Story Network“I want to say a big thank you to Eastside Primetimers consultant Lisa Lucas. She was really good at keeping us on track focused and organised. She also was really flexible and supportive with our needs.  Her approach was fantastic coupled with her patience and knowledge.  She was a really calming and clarifying force through times of change” Tom Hughes, Business Development Manager

Eastside Primetimers