Forward Enterprise Fund

Pulse is one of a small number of Approved Providers for the Forward Enterprise Fund and are able to provide grant funded business support to social enterprises and charities that employ ex-offenders or people in recovery.  

What is The Fund?

The Forward Enterprise Fund is a pioneering initiative providing loans and business support to charities and social enterprises that help break the cycle of crime or addiction through employment. 

The Fund is a partnership between Social Investment Business, one of the UK's largest social investors and The Forward Trust, a leading rehabilitation social business. 

As Approved Providers for the Fund, Pulse have been through a rigorous application process to provide specialist business support. If you are a start-up or have a bright idea, we can help you to apply for our support which can include business advice to help develop your plans and accelerate your launch. 

If suitable, we can also help you in accessing loans on flexible terms from the Fund and connect you up to access support to set up a crowdfunding campaign.

Funding Support Available 

To be eligible, your business or organisation must be:

- Based and operating in England

- Working with or intending to work with ex-offenders or people in recovery from addiction

- Creating employment opportunities for people from these communities

- A social purpose organisation, i.e. a VCSE or individual looking to start up

Applications are particularly welcomed by the Fund from businesses started by ex-offenders or people in recovery from addiction. 

Further Information

If you are interested in the Fund please contact the Pulse Team on or call Caroline Lewis a for further information on 0151 475 7000.