Connect Fund Expression of Interest Form

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Welcome to the Connect Fund Expression of Interest form

The Connect Fund has been set up to strengthen the social investment market in England to better meet the needs of charities and social enterprises. We provide grants and social investments to develop shared infrastructure resources for a market that supports mission. We fund tools, partnerships and initiatives that advance a more open and accessible social investment market.

This form is the initial application for grant funding and social investment from the Connect Fund, previously known as the 'Social Investment Infrastructure Fund.' The fund is managed by the Barrow Cadbury Trust in partnership with the Access Foundation. We strongly recommend that you read the funding guidance to determine eligibility and to inform the suitability of your request for funding.

This form is not intended for enquiries about social investment. If you are interested in repayable finance, please see Good Finance for further information. You can also send us an email or contact us by telephone on 0207 632 9060 with any queries.

Following the submission of your enquiry, we will review the information you have provided. We will contact you to invite a full application should we seek to progress your proposal to the next stage. 

You are strongly advised to save your work in progress by using the links at the top of the form. You will be asked for a password and will be sent an email with a link to the saved form. If you have any problems completing the form, please contact us on 0207 632 9060. There is a help link in the bottom left hand corner of this page, or you can reach us by email.

Please note that by submitting this form you agree to the Barrow Cadbury Trust holding the personal details you provide. 

PAGE 2 - APPLICANT DETAILS

Contact details


This must be the legal name of your organisation (the name that is on your governing document)












Your Companies House number must be 8 digits long. If it less than 8 digits, add zeros at the beginning to make it up to an 8 digit string. For example: xxxxxx becomes 00xxxxxx.



PAGE 3 - PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Project details


It may take us up to four months to assess your project (usually less for smaller applications). Please bear this in mind when setting a start date, and be realistic about what you can achieve.









PAGE 4 - PROJECT BUDGET

Project Budget