Putting Money to work in Communities

Social Investment Cymru is part of Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) and has for the past 10 years been financially supporting social enterprises in Wales with a range of financial products.

We have invested in organisations that are expanding their income-generating activities, their range of services and also organisations that have struggled to attract grant funding for new projects.

If you're interested in seeing how social finance through WCVA has worked for other organisations in Wales, click here to read and watch some case studies of organisations we have invested in.

We currently run:

Social Business Growth Fund

  • The fund has recently been launched
  • part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Welsh Government
  • Maximum loan size West Wales and the Valleys - £150,000
  • Maximum loan size East Wales - £125,000

Communities Investment Fund

  • Loan size £50,000 to £250,000
  • Maximum term 25 years
  • Interest rate around 7%

Micro Business Loan Fund

  • Partnership with The Development Bank of Wales
  • Loan size £1,000 to £50,000
  • Maximum term 5 years
  • Interest rate 7-10%
  • Fees up to £200

The Walter Dickie Leadership Bursary

  • The Walter Dickie Leadership Bursary aims to help leaders in the third sector to develop their entrepreneurial leadership skills
  • Each year WCVA will award £2,500 to support an individual in Wales to become a better leader

If you are interested in WCVA's social investment options, contact Matt Brown or Alun Jones for a preliminary discussion on 0300 111 0124 or email sic@wcva.org.uk

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Social Investment Cymru is listed on Good Finance, a collaborative project that helps improve access to information on social investment for charities and social enterprises. Visit the website to find a list of other social investors and advisers.