Ignite Social Enterprise

Ignite is the UK’s first impact investment fund with a focus on energy. We believe that energy entrepreneurs have a vital role to play in building a better society and we’re here to help them achieve their potential. We invest people and money into emerging and mature organisations that have a clear vision of how they benefit society. By focusing on energy, we’re driving innovation at every point of the energy chain – from sourcing and generation through to supply, service and saving energy. And by investing in social enterprises we’re making a positive impact on employment, income, housing and local communities.   As well as providing capital, we work to understand the specific needs of each of our investments and help them grow through mentorship, networking and the skilled support of Centrica employees.   Thanks to our backing from Centrica, we’re providing funding of £10 million over the next ten years, and will make investments in the UK of between £50k and £2m.

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Website http://ignitesocialenterprise.com/
Investor Type Venture Funds
Investment Stage Seed, Start-Up, Early Stage VC, Later Stage VC
Regions Covered National
Investment Range Less than £150k, £150k - £250k, £250k - £500k, £500k - £1m, £1m - £3m
Sectors Considered Clean Tech and Eco Innovation

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