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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:

How it works

Crowdfund to unlock £5,000 extra for your project.


Think you're a match? Apply for extra funding


Crowdfunder will announce the cohort of projects


Get expert crowdfund coaching and business support


Projects that fit the bill

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Foundation for Change Greater London

We offer an intensive 10 week course that transforms the lives of people with histories of drug or alcohol misuse, leading to happier lives

Successfully overfunded

  • 73 supporters
  • £14.4k raised
  • 56 days
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The Bridge, Birmingham West Midlands

We want to help struggling men and women beat drug and alcohol addiction and thrive in their local community. Help us make it happen!

Successfully overfunded

  • 46 supporters
  • £10.4k raised
  • 56 days

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