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Forward Enterprise Fund: up to £5,000

Grant match funding and business support for start-up and early stage charities and social enterprises creating jobs for ex-offenders and people in recovery.
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Forward Enterprise Fund

£100,000 to help break the vicious cycle of reoffending and addiction across England

We believe that people are capable of transformational change, no matter how chaotic their histories.

Therefore, in partnership with the Forward Trust, we have £100,000 in total available to support early-stage enterprises and charities that prioritise creating jobs for ex-offenders and people in recovery. 

Each eligible project can access up to £5,000 towards their Crowdfunder project.

Do you have an idea or early stage enterprise or charity that creates jobs for ex-offenders or people in recovery? If so, apply now below!

This programme is part of a wider initiative called the Forward Enterprise Fund which provides business support and repayable finance to organisations who share our mission. For more information about this fund, please follow: http://www.forwardenterprise.org.uk/

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Projects that fit the bill

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The Venue Tyne & Wear

A community based venue, it’s in a run down area where we want provide, wellness, fitness, sports, events, drop ins, general support.

Successfully overfunded


  • 16 supporters
  • £2.5k raised
  • 75 days
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Grind Social Berkshire

We aspire to create a modern cafe-restaurant in Reading to train and employ isolated young people and get the local community to connect

Successfully overfunded


  • 62 supporters
  • £10.1k raised
  • 107 days
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Seagulls Life House: Time to Grow West Yorkshire

Mission: make your house a home. To build pop up pods, workshop and volunteer facilities to engage with more people and improve well being

Successfully overfunded


  • 174 supporters
  • £15.9k raised
  • 35 days
Charities

We crowdfunded to provide a recovery programme which includes providing drug test clinics, recovery groups and one-to-one key working sessions.