Social Investment Fund

North East Social Investment Fund

The North East Social Investment Fund invests in sustainable Social Enterprises to improve their social impact in key priority sectors.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the North East Social Investment Fund? The North East Social Investment Fund (NESIF) is a £9m repayable fund available to Social Enterprises in the North East of England. NESIF has been...

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NESIF Investment Process

Northstar Ventures is always keen to speak to ambitious Social Enterprises and other organisations with a strong Social impact ethos. The main attributes we look for in any prospective investment opportunity are: A strong...

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Latest News

May 2016

Northstar Ventures Take on Two Student Interns from Newcastle University

Last month two students from Newcastle University joined Northstar Ventures as part of the Newcastle Work Experience programme. The students will be undertaking placements within the company’s PR and Marketing department. The Newcastle Work Experience Programme offers students paid term …

May 2016

Northstar Ventures’ Staff Teach Pupils How to Manage Finance

  Pupils at John Spence Community High School in Tynemouth have been taught how to manage their finances successfully after they leave school. The students recently benefited from the advice of Northstar Ventures’ Finance Manager, as part of the Young …

May 2016

The Northerner’s You Might Not Have Noticed at The Brits.

A start-up based in Newcastle has had a string of early successes with their out of home (OOH) advertising technology, including running a real-time advertising campaign during the Brit Awards. Flux, which has developed a digital advertising platform that allows …

May 2016

Low Carbon Lighting expands into new premise in Northumberland

  LED lighting manufacturer Low Carbon Lighting (LCL) is beginning the financial year with a move to larger premises in Cramlington, following a period of significant growth. The company, which designs and builds energy efficient lighting solutions, will be opening …

May 2016

LyteSpark launches new video conferencing platform following six-figure investment

  An Angel backed start-up has launched a new video conferencing platform this month, following a six-figure investment. The company, which has offices at Google’s Campus London and Newcastle’s Toffee Factory, also received £100k from venture capital firm Northstar Ventures, …

Apr 2016

North East businesses come together to support region’s charitable sector

North East businesses came together last month at an event exploring the support available for the region’s voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations. The North East Investment Readiness Breakfast was held at CastleGate in Newcastle on Tuesday, hosted by regional …

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