Ana-Julia Van Bilsen Irias

Investment Executive

Charities Aid Foundation


Interested in applying?

The closing date for applications to the SE-Assist Greater Brighton is 9 April 2018.

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23 February 2018

Based on collaborative partnerships between business, the public sector, and community stakeholders, SE-Assist provides interest free loans, business mentoring and expert advisory services. Managed by CAF Venturesome.

We are very excited to announce that the Social Enterprise Assist Fund (SE-Assist), our social investment programme for social enterprises and charities in Greater Brighton will open on March 8th for a round of applications.

We are offering interest free loans ranging from £10,000 to £30,000, and the possibility to borrow more at 6.5%. In addition the programme provides access to business mentoring and expert advisory services to early stage social enterprises in the region. SE-Assist Greater Brighton is supported by Legal & General, The Pebble Trust, Coast to Capital LEP, Brighton City Council and The Goodall Foundation. 

Following its inception in Sussex in 2012 and subsequently applying the model to Wales and Croydon, this unique localised social investment fund has so far delivered finance to 27 social enterprises across three regions in the UK. Local social enterprises supported include hiSbe and the Ecological Land Cooperative.



If you are interested in finding out more, have the opportunity to meet many of the other social enterprises that we have helped and network with supporters of SE-Assist, join us at the launch event.

Please register here.


The applications to the SE-Assist Greater Brighton round will open on 8th March 2018 and close on 9th April 2018.

Apply now

Want to know more? Talk to our team on 03000 123 300 or email us at and we’ll be happy to help.