This month, Cause UK has been busy interviewing some of the most inspiring people on the planet! Key Fund is a leading investor in Social Enterprise, and truly changes lives. Speaking to their case studies for their upcoming annual Social Impact Report is always a highlight for us, simply because it restores all faith in humanity. The work social enterprises do fills a much needed gap in society, with funding cuts and austerity. And the people who do it are filled with a passion – where their work is never just a job, but a calling. It’s humbling, and brilliant.
So many we’ve spoken to so far literally save lives. From giving hope to the homeless, care to those struggling with mental ill health, or offering skills and a future to ex-prisoners and the long term unemployed. These organisations work across sectors from manufacturing to The Arts, tackling some of the most entrenched problems in our society, from endemic loneliness to those at risk of falling through the cracks. What’s more they work in some of the most deprived parts of the North.
If you have always dreamed of setting up your own enterprise with real meaning, or if you run one already and need support, check out the Key Fund who have an amazing £4.5million to invest in social entrepreneurs.
You may not necessarily change the world, but you will definitely change lives, for the better. Go to thekeyfund.co.uk to see if you qualify for investment – whether you’re a start-up or established enterprise. Unlike many banks, they listen with their hearts. Business yes, but never business as usual.
You can check out last year’s Social Impact Report HERE. Read it, it could change your life!