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Growth & Replication Challenge 2 launched!

As an established Charity or Social Enterprise, you’ll know that to grow your business, you need 3 key ingredients:

1. The people with ideas and talent

2. The right kind of finance

3. And professional support to make it happen

If you’ve got the first and have ambitions to grow, then the Growth and Replication Challenge could help you deliver the rest…

What is the Growth & Replication Challenge?

The Challenge is a competitive opportunity that combines bespoke business support with tailored financial backing..

We’re looking for organisations who have developed strategies for growth or replication, are looking for investment between £100k and £1M and need help to make that happen in 2018.

What’s the deal?

Successful applicants will receive…


Bespoke Support

Professional business support worth up to £10,000 to address issues such as:

  • Social Impact
  • Governance
  • Products & Services
  • People & Skills
  • Business Plan, Sales & Marketing
  • Financial Controls


Tailored finance

  • Access to flexible finance
  • Secured and unsecured investment
  • 13 year fixed rate terms to provide confidence on future costs
  • Patient arrangements (nothing or something to pay for the first 3 years)
  • No upfront fees


How do I apply?

Step 1:

Identify whether you have the ambition to grow.

Step 2:

Use our Investment Readiness Diagnostic Tool to identify where your key supports needs are.

Step 3:

Email us at with your results from the tool along with this short Expression of Interest by midnight on the 11th December 2017.

Step 4:

Sit back. Shortlisted organisations will be contacted by the 18th December 2017.

Any questions?

Simply get in touch to find out more.

Phone: 0131 558 7706


Not sure whether the Challenge is right for you?

You can still check out our free-to-use Investment Readiness Diagnostic Tool.

Focussing on six business critical areas, simply answer each of the questions openly and honestly and the tool will summarise your scores at the end, highlighting where any support needs lie.

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