SWIG Finance is proud to work in partnership with Bristol City Funds, an impact-driven investment fund which is working to transform Bristol by supporting organisations that target the causes and effects of inequality in the city.
One of the first funds of its kind in the UK, the impact fund brings together investment, grant and local authority support in a coordinated place-based approach to tackling inequality.
The fund aims to support:
- Economic Inclusion: funding initiatives that promote full participation and ownership in a diverse and local economy
- Environmental Transformation: funding the transition to a carbon neutral, zero-waste city, that promotes the health of the natural environment
- Community Initiatives: funding community initiatives to help them play an impactful role in Bristol and develop community resilience
- No Child Goes Hungry: funding initiatives that help communities grow, purchase, prepare and cook fresh, healthy and affordable food
SWIG Finance shares the aim of City Funds to bring about positive change. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, we work tirelessly to bring social and economic benefits to people, places and the business community in the South West.
Our business manager for Bristol and surrounding areas, Nicola Mapp, is a member of the Bristol City Funds Investment Committee. She comments “It is very exciting to be involved with the strategic direction of Bristol. We are seeing some very diverse applications, in terms of innovative and creative solutions, and it is very rewarding to have an input into transforming Bristol into a more inclusive and prosperous region”.
About City Funds
A partnership between Bristol & Bath Regional Capital, Quartet Community Foundation, and Bristol City Council, City Funds uses its £10 million investment fund and aligned grants to strengthen organisations solving some of the biggest problems facing Bristol.
Cornerstone investors are Big Society Capital, the UK’s leading social impact investor, and Bristol City Council who have committed £5 million each.
For further information https://www.bristolcityfunds.co.uk/
Alternatively, you can download an information sheet including their assessment criteria here.