CAN Invest - Funds and Investment

CAN Invest have a range of funding options, including loans, grants and grant/loan mix. We are also an approved service provider for a range of external funds. You can find details of our current funds below, or feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.


Current CAN Funds

CAN Early Intervention Fund         

CAN Early Intervention Fund

The EI Fund offers flexible loans of up to £100,000 to VCSEs who work for the benefit of children & young people in East London. The loan funds are combined with business support to help organisations become more sustainable.

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L&Q Foundation

L&Q is driven by a social purpose which has always gone beyond just building houses. Our mission is to create homes and neighbourhoods that we can be proud of and the work of the L&Q Foundation is fundamental to this.



Previous Funds

Community Enterprise Fund                                                                            

West Lindsey Community Assets Fund

CAN Invest managed a community enterprise fund on behalf of the West Lindsey District Council by providing loan, grant and business support for community owned enterprises and assets, and social enterprises. 


CAN Breakthrough

CAN Breakthrough Fund

Founded in 2006, CAN Breakthrough provided grant funding and management support specifically to enable established social ventures with a minimum turnover of £500k, three years’ trading and a scalable business model to scale up and maximise their social impact.




External Funds

BIG Potential Fund

CAN Invest are proud to be Approved Providers for the Big Potential Fund - a £10 million BIG Lottery Fund grant fund for eligible VCSE organisations aming to improve their sustainability, capacity and scale  Find out more...