What is the Pathway Fund?
The Pathway Fund is a new initiative founded in 2022 to catalyse opportunities for Black and Minoritised communities, across England, through social investment.
We aim to act as a wholesaler in the social investment sector by:
Providing grant funding to address barriers faced by enterprises led by and for Black and Minoritised communities in accessing finance to fund and grow their activities, and in acquiring community assets.
Catalysing further investment into Black and Minoritised communities by de-risking investments through blended finance, mobilising, and supporting new investors.
Influencing the UK impact investing sector on the agenda of racial equity, through sharing of best practices and data and setting of standards, and supporting emerging Black and Minoritised leaders in the sector.
Our vision is one whereby the impact investing sector helps to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 10 - reduced inequality. Where black and minoritised communities have equal access and opportunities to resources, to enable society to fully thrive.
More black and minoritised-led organisations access investment, thrive and sustain.
More black and minoritised communities control their own assets, generate long-term income, wealth and positive impact.
Learning and Influence
Impact investing sector mainstream equality in all its activities, and helps achieve racial equality.
The Pathway Fund is spearheaded in partnership by Voice4Change England, Black Global Trust, and The Social Investment Consultancy. Its uniqueness is also thanks to the committed track record of these three organisations in the social investment space, from taking on investment, distributing investment or capacity building investment activities. All three leaders of these organisations played a role in developing the Diversity Forum in recent years.
Investor Relations Director at Big Society Capital
Director of Policy and Impact at Demos
The Pathway Fund launches on Tuesday 15th November 2022 at the RSA.
We do not have any vacancies at the moment.