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Key Fund Investments

  • Organisation Name: Key Fund Investments
  • Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

Key Fund concentrates its lending solely on civil society organisations including charities and social enterprises based across the North of England and the North Midlands.

Key Fund received investments totalling £1.25m from Unity, with £250k of RGF programme funding and £1m outside of this. A social enterprise itself, Key Fund is committed to breaking down barriers to accessing finance to enable positive change in the lives of the most disadvantaged in society. This has enabled them to make investments in a number of growing organisations across civil society to help them develop their community, economic and environmental impacts.

Sam Tarff, CEO of Key Fund says of the investment “the money that Unity provided under the RGF programme in conjunction with the CDFA allowed Key Fund to continue to invest throughout the North of England, strengthening communities and supporting local economies.”

As well as making loans, Key Fund also educate, advise and train individuals and businesses to understand the financial support they are receiving and the ways in which they can develop strategically.

Tarff adds, “We work in the gap where there is a cost to doing nothing – a cost to society, the Treasury, tax payer, but more importantly, a cost to our communities. We’re committed to helping enterprises that generate social impact become the transformational movement of our age”.


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