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 £10.2m 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

Oct 2016

Northstar Ventures welcomes Jane Reynolds as Business Development Manager

Regional venture capital firm Northstar Ventures has appointed Jane Reynolds as its new Business Development Manager. Jane will be looking to develop partnerships with businesses, local authorities and support providers across the North East. Northstar Ventures, whose investments focus on …

Sep 2016

Kykloud appointed to deliver the IT Solution for the Education Funding Agency’s Condition Data Collection Programme

  North Shields based Kykloud has been chosen to deliver the IT solution for the most comprehensive condition data collection exercise planned by the Education Funding Agency – one of the largest ever undertaken in the UK public sector. The …

Sep 2016

Tech-for-Good platform used to support entrepreneurship in the North East

  Following a six-figure investment in GoRaise, regional venture capital firm Northstar Ventures has begun using the platform to support entrepreneurial aspirations in the North East. Newcastle based start-up GoRaise launched a socially-driven cashback platform towards the end of 2015 …

Aug 2016

‘Without regional investment we wouldn’t have raised £25m’ says Fairstone’s CEO

The CEO of Financial Management firm Fairstone has praised regional investment as a key factor in the company’s growth. Lee Hartley, who recently oversaw a £25m investment from Synova Capital, described the early stage investment he received from the JEREMIE …

Aug 2016

£870k Investment Sees Safety Enhanced in Tees Valley

A not-for-profit organisation that delivers crime and community safety programmes, has received £870,000 investment, spread over 3 years, to develop and improve their activities in the Tees Valley region. The funding comes from the North East Social Investment Fund, managed …

Aug 2016

Northstar Ventures to offer financial drop-in sessions

Businesses in Sunderland and Darlington that want to explore opportunities to raise finance can now benefit from free business advice from Northstar Ventures. The venture capital firm has partnered with Sunderland Software City and Business Central Darlington to provide informal …


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