Environmental Finance Limited

Environmental Finance Limited (“EF”) is the UK’s leading environmental impact investment adviser, offering corporate finance advisory and fund management services across conservation, natural capital and renewable energy projects.

EF identifies and designs financing mechanisms for projects working towards sustaining and enhancing the natural and built environments. To date, we have structured and deployed over £50 million of impact investment funds in partnership with our clients.

EF acts as exclusive investment advisor to PICNIC Investment Ltd.

National Trust

National Trust is a charity founded in 1895 by three people who saw the importance of our nation’s heritage and open spaces and wanted to preserve them for everyone to enjoy.  More than 120 years later, these values are still at the heart of everything we do. We look after special places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for ever, for everyone.

We know that parks are immensely valued by communities and provide important environmental benefits. That’s why we’re working with others to explore transformative solutions to the funding and management of parks and urban green spaces.


The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund is the largest community funder in the UK – awarding money raised by National Lottery players to communities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Since June 2004, TNL Community Fund has made over 200,000 grants and awarded over £9 billion to projects that have benefited millions of people.

They are passionate about funding great ideas that matter to communities and make a difference to people’s lives. At the heart of everything they do is the belief that when people are in the lead, communities thrive. Thanks to the support of National Lottery players, funding is open to everyone. The TNL Community Fund is privileged to work with the smallest of local groups, right up to UK-wide charities, enabling people and communities to bring their ambitions to life.

Website: https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/
Twitter: @tnluk

Big Society Capital

Big Society Capital improves the lives of people in the UK by connecting social investment to charities and social enterprises.We know that investment can help charities and social enterprises achieve more. We believe the greatest chance to improve lives comes when investors and enterprises are both motivated by social mission.

Big Society Capital engages with investors, fund managers, charities and social enterprises to make it easier to use social investment. With their co-investors, they have made over £1.7bn of new capital available to organisations with a social mission, through investments into fund managers and social banks. Big Society Capital have a special focus on: providing homes for people in need; supporting communities to improve lives; and early action to prevent problems.

Website: https://www.bigsocietycapital.com/
Twitter: @BigSocietyCap

Access Foundation

Access – The Foundation for Social Investment exists to help make charities and social enterprises in England more financially resilient and self-reliant so that they can sustain or increase their impact. Access does this through two main strands. The first strand is the provision of blended finance and the Growth Fund is the first such finance programme. Made possible through grant funding from The National Lottery Community Fund and loan finance from Big Society Capital, it is focused on enabling the provision of the simple and affordable investment products that charities and social enterprises tell us they need. The second strand is Enterprise Development, through which a number of grant and support programmes are provided for charities and social enterprises who wish to develop earned income and start to investigate the possibility of accessing social investment.

Website: https://access-socialinvestment.org.uk/
Twitter: @si_access

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