Local Access is a joint funding programme, established by Access and Big Society Capital that aims to support the development of stronger, more resilient and sustainable social economies in disadvantaged places.
After working with a range of partners with extensive experience in supporting place-based initiatives, Local Access invited twelve places to develop plans for how a blend of grant and repayable finance can support their local social economy. In January 2020 six of these twelve place were chosen.
The six places are: Bradford; Bristol; GAINSBOROUGH; Greater Manchester (Bolton, Oldham, Stockport and Wigan); Hartlepool, Redcar & Cleveland; and Southwark in London.
Read more here - https://access-socialinvestment.org.uk/blended-finance/local-access/
With this blog, we would like to express our thanks to Lincolnshire Community Foundation, Sortified, Think2Speak and others who were involved in collating the evidence and the writing of this bid.