£10 million Social Enterprise Fund for England Howard Lake | 27 July 2011 | News The Government’s passion for contracting out public services continues to redden the face, and the Cabinet Office wants to make sure that all the hard work they have put into creating opportunities for the voluntary sector and social enterprises to take a full part in the big society isn’t wasted through lack of skill and management expertise to run the run the contracts on offer.The new £10 million Investment and Contract Readiness Fund is aimed at helping frontline civil society organisations to be able to take advantage of new markets for public service delivery set out in the White Paper, Open Public Services (see www.openpublicservices.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/) and to become investment-ready and attract support from the likes of the new Big Society Bank.The Government will make money available to the Investment and Contract Readiness Fund in April 2012. It will run for three years. A delivery partner will be employed to manage the Fund and their identity should be known by April 2012. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding social enterprise About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 33 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis This piece is an abbreviated version of one of many funding opportunities first published this week at www.fundinginformation.org, the resource for up to date information about new grant making trusts, and new sources of grants, loans and donations for voluntary organisations, charities, social enterprises and the public sector throughout the UK.